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A lot of people ask me “what is it that I do”? I could go on and on about what I do, but it's best summarized by telling them “I try to get people to do what they don’t want to do” and they ask “what's that”? I say “change”. I'm a healthcare consultant that works with...read more
Even if you’re not a football fan, read on - I’m trying to make a point here… Recently I was listening to a sports-talk show host, and a caller was trying to convince the host that his team was very, very good and possibly a Super Bowl contender. Team in 2018 was...read more
This year there’s been a lot of discussion and even legislation and a recent Executive Order regarding transparency of healthcare prices. Transparency can mean different things in different situations. Transparency and disclosure of compensation by brokers,...read more
Surprise medical bills have gotten a lot of attention in the media recently. They typically come from a recent visit to the emergency room or to the hospital. They can come in the form of either an Out-Of-Network claim, or In-Network. When a member goes to the...read more
A combination of partial self-funding, direct contracting with local providers, and reference based pricing is the ultimate and perfect solution for employers and employees to address rising healthcare costs. This combination works so much better than any insurance...read more
It's surprising to me how many new companies are popping up that profess to do Reference Based Pricing (RBP). It seems like every week I get emails from companies about their new program for my clients. The number of employers utilizing RBP is growing exponentially...read more
If you've read my blogs, articles, emails, and even my book, you know that I've 'been around the block numerous times' as a traditional broker for 35 years. In 2015, I couldn't take it anymore and started my own consulting company. It was the way insurance agencies...read more
When we go shopping for anything like groceries, clothing, a home, or a car we always know the price before we purchase it. We don’t order a car and say send me the bill 60 or 90 days later. We don’t buy groceries without knowing the price of the items. We don’t buy a...read more
A few weeks ago my wife and I experienced something we never expected. After over a year and a half of preparation and testing, our son did a very noble deed – he donated a kidney to a friend. Yikes! I know this occurs frequently these days, but as a father I was...read more
What is the highest expense on your P&L? For most companies it’s wages and payroll. What’s the second or third highest expense on your P&L? For most companies it’s health insurance. The problem is that the highest expense is not increasing as fast as the...read more
I talk to a lot of employers - either one on one, or at the seminars that I conduct and I ask them “when was the last time your broker/consultant gave you an idea that could save you 20 to 50% on your health insurance costs?” They look at me like I am alien from...read more
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