Medical advocate programs have grown in popularity over the years. And for good reason. There are several ways that they help make health benefits easier to understand and access, which ultimately results in lower medical costs and better health outcomes. Let’s look at the top ways a medical advocate program simplifies health benefits. [...]
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Care Navigation is a term that many employers and advisors are hearing about as an effective strategy to support employee health and maximize benefit plans. In this post, we’ll explain in detail what care navigation is, the best candidates, and key components of an effective program. What is care navigation? We all know [...]
In a 2018 survey conducted by the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (National Alliance) and Benfield, 60% of employers estimated that up to 25% of their employee health care spending was wasted. What’s driving this waste? Both surveys suggest several reasons why, including unnecessary services, excessive administrative costs, improper use of prescription drugs, [...]
While job satisfaction is on the rise, nearly half of employees say they are unsatisfied with their jobs. And, with technology facilitating a higher number of remote workers, one of the biggest challenges for employers today is competing to retain and attract qualified staff. As a result, it’s of the utmost importance that [...]
A recent article in Employee Benefit News explained how wellness dollars are too often a well-kept secret. They're a percent of your health care premium that your insurance carrier will make available to you to invest in qualifying wellness programs - but only if you ask. Let's take a look at what wellness [...]
According to the CDC, emotional health issues in the workforce are more common than most employers realize. And most don't offer an emotional health program to help employees. In a given year, 9.5% of the adult population will suffer from a depressive illness In a 3-month period, patients with depression miss an average of [...]
SentryHealth, an innovative Louisville-based healthcare company, has named Steven Sablan as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Sablan will spearhead the acceleration of SentryHealth’s information technology platform to support its innovative employer healthcare services.
The news has been shocking lately. Suicide rates in nearly all 50 states have increased substantially over the past two decades - by as much as 30%. Depression is the underlying cause (taken to the extreme), but depression also impacts productivity and absenteeism. Have you considered the cost of untreated behavioral health issues to your employees and your organization? It's worth some [...]
You’ve heard of COPD, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and hyperlipidemia, but do you know about NAFLD? NAFLD, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, is on the rise and affects up to 25% of Americans, according to the American Liver Foundation. It’s asymptomatic in the early stages, but just like many other chronic conditions, NAFLD is associated with obesity, poor [...]