A change for small biz could cost some employers their custom health plans

2017-03-03T18:11:39+00:00

The article below is from Crain's New York Business, written by Caroline Lewis Park Slope Food Coop is among the employers that could be forced to join the small-group health insurance market Photo: Flickr/Wally Gobetz Faced with rising premiums in the group health insurance market, the Park Slope Food Coop opted five years [...]

A change for small biz could cost some employers their custom health plans2017-03-03T18:11:39+00:00

Study Shows a 36.8% Increase for Self-Insured Plans In Private-Sector Establishments & More…

2016-08-26T16:03:47+00:00

A recent Notes article from Employee Benefit Research Institute (ebri.org) examines 1996-2015 trends in self-insured health plans among private-sector establishments offering health plans and among their covered workers, with a particular focus on 2013 to 2015, so as to assess whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) might have affected these trends. The data comes from [...]

Study Shows a 36.8% Increase for Self-Insured Plans In Private-Sector Establishments & More…2016-08-26T16:03:47+00:00

Unfortunately, Businesses Choosing to ‘Start Up’ in New York Will Have to Start Without Affordable Health Care

2016-05-20T19:28:18+00:00

It's amazing how states spend millions of dollars to try and attract new businesses. They run impressive TV commercials offering 10 year state tax exemptions to "start-ups" that accept their invitation to launch their business in their state. Only problem is when the start-up locates there, they discover that the same governing body that is [...]

Unfortunately, Businesses Choosing to ‘Start Up’ in New York Will Have to Start Without Affordable Health Care2016-05-20T19:28:18+00:00

Brooks Goodison Comments on State Interference with Self-Insurance in Self Insurer Magazine

2016-05-10T21:40:48+00:00

The May, 2016 issue of The Self-Insurer magazine, Outside the Beltway article discusses how various states - and agencies within states - are challenging self-insured plans through claims tax schemes, limits on stop-loss insurance, demands for propriety data and other burdens. Brooks Goodison, President of Diversified Group, contributed insight, citing specific examples of state burdens [...]

Brooks Goodison Comments on State Interference with Self-Insurance in Self Insurer Magazine2016-05-10T21:40:48+00:00

Survey Finds Working With Independent TPAs Is Preferred

2016-05-05T20:20:02+00:00

MyHealthGuide Source: Kevin Weinstein, 4/28/2016, Valence Health – To view this article in the MyHealthGuide e-newsletter, please click here. Valence Health, a leading provider of clinical integration, population health, and value-based solutions and services, and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources (ASHHRA), announced new research indicating that healthcare providers increasingly use their employee health [...]

Survey Finds Working With Independent TPAs Is Preferred2016-05-05T20:20:02+00:00

Diversified Group Dedicated to Preserving Self-Funding in New York State

2015-03-18T20:07:50+00:00

On March 11th, principals of Marlborough, Connecticut-based Diversified Group, participated in a lobby day in Albany, New York. The grassroots effort, organized by the Self Insurance Institute of America, was held to give SIIA members and allied stakeholders an opportunity to communicate directly with key legislators about the need to protect the ability of employers [...]

Diversified Group Dedicated to Preserving Self-Funding in New York State2015-03-18T20:07:50+00:00

Dig Deeper Into Your Self-Funding Options

2015-03-13T18:42:12+00:00

In an earlier post, we discussed the key differences between TPAs and ASOs, and why you should know these differences if you're currently self-funding or considering self-funding your group health plan. For those of you unfamiliar with these terms, an Administrative Services Only (ASO) firm is a division or wholly-owned subsidiary of a national health [...]

Dig Deeper Into Your Self-Funding Options2015-03-13T18:42:12+00:00

Rally Behind What’s Working in Health Benefits

2015-03-13T18:39:58+00:00

As the rules, restrictions and complexities of Obamacare bring new challenges and increased plan costs to employer groups, it's time to step back and take a look at what IS working - and make sure that your company is taking full advantage of these opportunities. 1. Self-Funding. The advantages of self-funded healthcare plans are becoming [...]

Rally Behind What’s Working in Health Benefits2015-03-13T18:39:58+00:00

Need More Reasons to Choose a Self-Funded Plan?

2015-03-13T18:37:36+00:00

If you're still on the fence about whether or not you should self-fund the employee benefits plan for your small-to-mid-sized company, here are a few more reasons that should make that decision a little easier. Access to Claims Data Why is claims data so important? Because with it you can identify your biggest cost drivers. [...]

Need More Reasons to Choose a Self-Funded Plan?2015-03-13T18:37:36+00:00