3 Important Ways Digital Innovation is Transforming Healthcare

November 11th, 2022

  Medical advancements are reaching new heights thanks to innovations in the healthcare tech arena. But what about how you as a plan sponsor and your employees are accessing healthcare to make the most of these advances? Digital transformation is revolutionizing both direct-to-consumer and direct-to-employer healthcare offerings. Here are three ways digital innovation is transforming …

Decoding the Inflation Reduction Act: How the New Law Will Affect Self-Funded Plans

November 10th, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 is an expansive law that makes a few important policy changes to the U.S. healthcare system. Signed into law on August 16 as part of Biden’s Build Back Better Plan, elements of the IRA aim to reduce the costs of prescription drugs by tightening regulations on pharmaceutical companies …

The Truth About Self-funded Health Plans: Debunking 5 Common Misconceptions

October 25th, 2022

There are a number of misconceptions about self-funded health plans. Let’s set the record straight. Here are five truths you should know about self-funded plans: Medical plan costs are projected to rise an average of 5.6% per employee in 2023. This is a sharp increase from the 4.4% projected for 2022. Many employers are already …

Know before you go: Where’s the best place to go for an eye exam

September 16th, 2022

Your eyesight is precious. Periodic eye exams are an important step in preserving your vision long term. In addition to correcting your vision, during an eye exam your eye doctor can detect any eye disorders at an early stage, when they are more easily treated and their progress can possibly be reversed. But navigating eye …

No Surprises Act Notice and Disclosures

June 30th, 2022

Download PDF of No Surprises Act Notice and Disclosures Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills for Emergency Services and Certain Services from Out-of-Network Providers at an In-Network Hospital or Ambulatory Surgical Center Plan participants are protected from surprise billing, also called balance billing, for emergency care and claims from out-of-network providers that rendered certain …

Infographic: Expand Your Network Reach

June 22nd, 2022

Offer your clients access to leading local and national provider networks, and lower their healthcare costs. TPAs and carriers trust MagnaCare for high-quality, affordable network access. Rely on our expertise to: Gain access to top-quality providers, with deep discounts and lower total cost of care Customize your network with the locations and providers you want …

The 2021 New York City Labor Power 100

September 15th, 2021

Michelle Zettergren, MagnaCare’s President, Labor, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, has been named one of the 100 most powerful people in Labor in 2020 by City & State.

MagnaCare Spotlights Labor Union Voices with LaborStrong.Live

April 14th, 2021

LaborStrong.Live is a new online video community where Labor leaders and members share stories and issues that matter to American workers and the Labor movement.

New Centers of Excellence Models Advance Stakeholder Value

March 30th, 2021

MagnaCare and Mount Sinai Health Partners collaborate on Centers of Excellence to improve outcomes and reduce costs for self-insured groups.

5 Important Healthcare Lessons from COVID-19

March 16th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic brought to light several aspects of employee health plans that are worth noting at all times, to make your health plan more affordable and more relevant to your workforce.

Rethinking worker’s compensation with alternative dispute resolution

March 4th, 2021

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs are an effective strategy for addressing the high costs of workers’ compensation.

MagnaCare’s Health Utilization Management Program Once Again Achieves URAC Accreditation

February 9th, 2021

MagnaCare has earned URAC reaccreditation for its healthcare Utilization Management program by again achieving top scores.

MagnaCare and Mount Sinai Health System Launch Center of Excellence

December 15th, 2020

MagnaCare’s MyCreateHealth mobile app won a Silver Best in Biz 2019 award in the Enterprise and SMB category, and has received merit recognition from Digital Health Awards in the Mobile Digital Health Resources category.

Telehealth not enough to offset crushing demand for mental health services

November 20th, 2020

With people’s reluctance to visit doctors’ offices due to COVID, and despite the increased use of telehealth, mental health visits are down compared to previous years. That means people with medical health issues are not getting the care they need.

Seattle-based SEIU 775 Benefits Group chooses MagnaCare’s new and expanded technology-powered Trust and Welfare Administration Services

November 11th, 2020

Seattle-based SEIU 775 Benefits Group has chosen MagnaCare’s new and expanded Trust and Welfare Administration Services to enable contribution accounting, financial administration, employee hours administration, enrollment and eligibility determination, and COBRA administration.

Never had a flu shot before? Make this year your first.

November 6th, 2020

This year, it’s more important than ever to get a flu shot. See five good reasons why you should get the flu vaccine.

Premium holidays are no reason to celebrate

October 30th, 2020

Health insurers are foregoing premiums for companies whose medical claims are less than 80% of their premiums. That’s their obligation under the law. But self funding is a better way to avoid the inflated projections of health insurance companies.

The 2020 Labor Power 100

September 25th, 2020

Michelle Zettergren, MagnaCare’s President, Labor, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, has been named one of the 100 most powerful people in Labor in 2020 by City & State.

Mental healthcare is suffering during the pandemic; new data shows how much

September 18th, 2020

An analysis of healthcare claims during COVID-19 suggests concerning trends regarding behavioral healthcare utilization.

Michelle Zettergren Named to Crain’s 2020 Notable in Health Care

August 10th, 2020

Michelle Zettergren, President of MagnaCare, has been named to Crain’s New York Business 2020 Notable in Healthcare for her effective leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 highlights limitations of fully insured health plans

August 10th, 2020

This year’s worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the reasons why employers should consider a self-funded healthcare strategy over a fully insured health plan. Read more

COVID-19 Antibody Tests Aren’t Perfect. That’s OK.

August 3rd, 2020

Brighton Health Plan Solutions Chief Medical Officer Bartley Bryt, MD, explains what we do know about COVID-19 antibody testing, and its usefulness.

Waterbury Health joins the trend

July 28th, 2020

Waterbury HEALTH in Connecticut, together with Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN), form an integrated delivery network (IDN) set up by Brighton Health Plan Solutions. The network will provide coordinated healthcare at lower cost.

Antibody Testing Options

July 14th, 2020

COVID-19 antibody testing locations differ in cost and health risk. Find out the best places to get tested for COVID-19 antibodies.

Why more companies are switching to self-funded health plans

July 14th, 2020

Cost savings and flexibility in plan design are just two of the benefits of self-funding your health plan.

COVID-19 claims data shows impacts on employers and members

June 3rd, 2020

As a third-party administrator (TPA) for the health plans of many Labor unions and essential workers in the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak – the New York tri-state metro area – MagnaCare has a unique view of the impact of COVID-19 on these groups.

A Path to a Return to Normal

June 1st, 2020

With the right precautions in place, organizations can build their path to normal. The CDC recommends organizations follow certain guidelines to keep workers safe from exposure to COVID-19.

MagnaCare Reaches Out To Labor During Coronavirus Crisis, part II

May 20th, 2020

In Part Two of this interview with LaborPress, Michelle Zettergren, President of MagnaCare, discusses the concerns of Labor leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic and healthcare coverage for furloughed workers.

SUNY Downstate opens clinic for discharged Covid-19 patients

May 19th, 2020

MagnaCare President Michelle Zettergren shares COVID-19 claims data with Crain’s Business.

District Council 9 Hosts COVID-19 Testing This Week

May 19th, 2020

DC 9 was the first client to offer MagnaCare’s on-site COVID-19 antibody testing program.