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9.25.2018


UGH, healthcare costs! We deal with the topic every day, but do we know the stats? 

According to Milliman Medical Index, annual medical costs for a family of four is now nearly $27,000 – up $5,000 in the last 4 years. Employees are paying more for healthcare than ever before, too…

 

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3.20.2018

Are you struggling to offer fun ideas to keep your clients (and their members) engaged? As a former HR Director, I remember the challenge well. Even with great benefits, helping employees understand how they work and the best way to use them is like getting someone to use their gym membership…or is that just me?  

2.26.2018

How do you handle soaring Rx costs for your clients? Pharmacy costs are driving up health plan pricetags, while fewer drugs are covered each year. This means employees are taking a huge hit in out of pocket expenses for their meds. It's a lose-lose for employers and employees.

Today, I'm sharing 3 trends that show your clients need another prescription strategy outside of the health plan.

2.13.2018

How have you stayed competitive through all of the shifts we've experienced in healthcare? As brokers, you've had to provide more for your clients, while commissions took a dip. 

1.23.2018

Have you heard the saying, "When one door closes, another opens?" Well, that's what should happen, but when it comes to accessing the healthcare system, it's not always the case. 

1.01.2018

How did your enrollment meetings go this year? I know, you probably ran right into the holidays after surviving Q4 and haven’t had a minute to process all that happened. 

In my 15 years in the employee benefits industry, I’ve had my share of great and not-so-great enrollment experiences. I’m sharing 4 tips to help make the most of your voluntary enrollment meetings, particularly with larger groups… 

12.19.2017

“It’s free!” Those are words we all like to hear, right? But, they’re also words that can set off alarms in our minds. 

11.21.2017

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve heard about the increase in identity theft. It seems like there’s a big news story every week about breaches, etc. Target, Yahoo, and Equifax exposed most of the country - now we're learning that 57 million Uber users and drivers had their personal info hacked LAST YEAR. In other words, no one is safe. 

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Craig from MI
Craig from MI
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I have found freshbenies simple to use and very helpful.

 

I used Telehealth to avoid the cost of a doctor’s visit and got prescription eyedrops for my seasonal allergies.

 

I also coordinated with my Advocate to itemize and document payments to providers and get those paid deductibles credited to a healthcare provider account.

 

freshbenies is a lifesaver!