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 …

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.

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.

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.

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.

Staying Safe as the Region Reopens

May 15th, 2020

Get the tips on using disinfectants and guidelines you should continue to follow as we return to the “new normal.”

How You Can Access COVID-19 IgG Antibody Testing

May 8th, 2020

Learn about the differences between COVID-19 diagnstic and antibody testing, and where you can go for an antibody test.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing: What You Should Know

May 4th, 2020

COVID-19 antibody testing can help you make decisions about back-to-work procedures and implementing workplace safety measures for your members.

Innovative Approaches to Lowering Group Health Care Costs

April 7th, 2020

These cost-saving strategies will enable you to continue to provide comprehensive healthcare benefits to your members.

Creative Ways to De-stress and Stay Occupied during COVID-19

March 31st, 2020

Here’s a list of activities and ways to socialize virtually, to help maintain your health and well-being during these trying times.

Maneras creativas de aliviar el estrés y mantenerse ocupado durante el COVID-19

March 31st, 2020

Aquí hay una lista de actividades y formas de socializar virtualmente, para ayudar a mantener su salud y bienestar durante estos tiempos difíciles.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

March 25th, 2020

Wondering about the difference between “self-isolation” and “self-quarantining”? Get the answers to frequently asked questions about coronavirus. Also inside: links to interactive self-checking tools and information about where you can get tested.

Preguntas frecuentes sobre el COVID-19

March 25th, 2020

¿Se pregunta sobre la diferencia entre “autoaislamiento” y “autocuarentena”? Obtenga las respuestas a las preguntas frecuentes sobre el coronavirus. También dentro: enlaces a herramientas interactivas de autoverificación e información sobre dónde puede hacerse la prueba.

Important News and Updates on Coronavirus Testing

March 20th, 2020

Read about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which waives cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing and telehealth services.

Cómo realizarse la prueba para detectar el coronavirus

March 20th, 2020

Lea sobre la Ley de Respuesta al Coronavirus de Families First, que exime el costo compartido para las pruebas de COVID-19 y los servicios de telesalud.

Important News and Guidance on Telehealth Services for COVID-19 Testing

March 20th, 2020

Learn about telehealth as it relates to COVID-19.

Cómo acceder a los servicios de telesalud para las pruebas de COVID-19

March 20th, 2020

Aprenda sobre telesalud en relación con COVID-19.

Business Continuity in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 19th, 2020

We are continually monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation and want to reassure you that our business is operating as usual. Our goal is to provide the same level of service and support our clients and partners deserve and expect during these unprecedented times. We are also deeply committed to the health and well-being of …

Elective Surgery Cancellations During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

March 17th, 2020

To minimize the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) the Surgeon General has recommended the cancellation of elective surgeries.

Coronavirus Testing

March 13th, 2020

Find out where to get tested for coronavirus, and other information about the test.

Coronavirus Recommendations

March 4th, 2020

Get the facts on the coronavirus risk in the New York tri-state area and practical steps for prevention. Read more!

5 Reasons to Offer a Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) Health Plan

November 26th, 2019

Minimum Essential Coverage, or MEC, health plans are gaining traction among employers who want to contain healthcare cost. Find out why!

Gene therapy policy

July 23rd, 2019

New gene therapies are emerging. It is important for you to determine whether and how these costly therapies are covered.

Information about LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics data breach

July 12th, 2019

LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics have provided information about a data breach that occurred at their third-party billing collections vendor. When the breach was discovered they stopped working with that vendor. Read the details they provided.

Technology contributes to health plan satisfaction

January 16th, 2019

According to a new JD Power consumer study, advanced technology platforms can improve health plan performance for payors. They play a key role in health plan member satisfaction. To improve the customer experience, MagnaCare has recently rolled out a new service technology platform that offers: Easier navigation Self-service tools that allow members to manage their …