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Your employees are your most important asset. So it’s easy to understand the friction you might feel when you’re faced with continually rising costs in healthcare.
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Healthcare is changing. An increasing number of employers are bucking the trends of rising costs by positioning an on- or near-site clinic at the center of their benefits strategy. This post from last year tells the story of how The City of Kirkland took control to reduce their healthcare costs and improve employee health. Here's a snippet: In 2015, the City of Kirkland had reached a breaking point. Healthcare costs were skyrocketing. Every year it was getting harder and harder to provide their employees with the care they deserved at a cost they could afford. They had to flatten their cost trend, but they were unwilling to compromise on benefits for their employees. Working with Keith Robertson of Alliant Insurance, they began looking for an innovative benefits plan that would meet those two requirements.
To build and maintain trust with your clients it’s vital to recommend vendors you can know will deliver strong service and results. I’ve worked on the consultant, employer and now vendor-side of employee benefits and from every perspective the critical success factor is the consultant-vendor relationship.
Wondering how to calculate the ROI of an onsite clinic and get your recommendation approved by the CFO? Here are three frequently overlooked sources of savings, beyond build-out, start-up and monthly costs, that improve ROI and boost the likelihood of approval by your CFO.
We want to believe there’s value in worksite wellness to stop the bleeding on medical claims cost. We wonder if wellness will improve productivity and reduce absenteeism. Sure, it might happen. But the Magic 8 Ball likely says “Outlook Not So Good” on the Return on Investment.
Apple is getting into the healthcare business. Under the moniker AC Wellness, the company that revolutionized technology and perfected the customer experience is focusing efforts on improving the health of its employees by diving directly into healthcare. Here’s what they think that experience will look like.
When the City of Kirkland sat down to design their benefit strategy in 2015, they wanted a solution to a seemingly impossible problem: how could they reduce healthcare costs and improve benefits? The answer came from Keith Robertson of Alliant Insurance and Vera Whole Health, who partnered with the city to implement an on-site clinic at the center of the city’s new benefit strategy.
“Employers are focusing their attention on benefits that increase employee satisfaction, productivity and loyalty, as well as on those that attract candidates to the company.” — Excerpt from Employee Benefit News, 5 employee benefits trends to watch in 2018 Employee Benefit News (EBN) identified five benefits trends for employers to watch for in 2018. Let’s take a look at two of the most relevant trends.
“With the size, knowledge and willingness to force change in the healthcare industry, it was only a matter of time before millennials actually made it happen. Like healthcare law reform, they’re totally transforming the way insurers and care providers work.” — Excerpt from Millennials: Changing the rules of engagement in health care
In 2015, the City of Kirkland had reached a breaking point. Healthcare costs were skyrocketing. Every year it was getting harder and harder to provide their employees with the care they deserved at a cost they could afford. They had to flatten their cost trend, but they were unwilling to compromise on benefits for their employees. Working with Keith Robertson of Alliant Insurance, they began looking for an innovative benefits plan that would meet those two requirements.