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.

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.

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.

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.

MagnaCare and BioReference Laboratories Bring COVID-19 Antibody Testing to New York Labor Groups

May 18th, 2020

MagnaCare is offering on-site COVID-19 antibody testing to help support its clients’ decision-making about back-to-work procedures and safety measures for protecting workers and the public.

District Council 9 provides free COVID-19 antibody testing for members at LIC office

May 18th, 2020

With the construction industry at the forefront of the statewide reopening efforts easing restrictions put in place during the coronavirus pandemic, District Council 9 (DC 9), through its healthcare partner MagnaCare, is offering free, on-site COVID-19 antibody testing to its 11,000 members at its office in Long Island City. Read more

MagnaCare Reaches Out To Labor During Coronavirus Crisis, part I

May 16th, 2020

In part one of this interview, Michelle Zettergren, President of MagnaCare, discusses her communications with clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MagnaCare Chief Medical Officer Talks Restarting NY’s Economy; Anti-Body Testing

May 15th, 2020

MagnaCare’s Dr. Bartley Bryt talks about the reopening the state’s economy amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the role of antibody testing.

Self-funded employers don’t have to cut health coverage due to coronavirus

May 8th, 2020

There are several strategies employers can use to lower the cost of the healthcare they offer their employees.

MagnaCare Mobile Technology Wins Multiple Industry Accolades

December 13th, 2019

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.

Big Pharma Settlements Nationwide May Help Ease Workplace Opioid Crisis

November 12th, 2019

MagnaCare has contracted with an opioid crisis recovery law firm in the fight against big pharma.This is just one tack the company is taking in its war on opioids.

MagnaCare Honored Among Winners of Newsday’s Long Island Top Workplaces 2019

October 28th, 2019

Newsday selected MagnaCare as a top place to work on Long Island, based on its corporate culture, level of employee engagement and compensation, and effective leadership.

Magnacare Hosts 3rd Annual Labor & Health Care Benefits Forum At Tavern On The Green

October 22nd, 2019

At MagnaCare’s Third Annual Labor Client forum, the company introduced its new, innovative approach to health plan design that combines quality and affordability.

MagnaCare Wins 2019 Ragan Health Care PR and Marketing Awards in Website Relaunch Category

October 10th, 2019

MagnaCare’s redesigned website features rich content, easy navigation, and a streamlined user experience.

MagnaCare’s Michelle Zettergren Named to City & State’s Labor Power 100 List

September 4th, 2019

MagnaCare President Michelle Zettergren has been named one of the 100 most powerful people in Labor by City & State.

MagnaCare Wins Silver for Health Medicine Website in the 2019 Summit Creative Awards

August 19th, 2019

MagnaCare redesigned healthcare website that enhances the member experience with streamlined navigation and a holistic view of the unique healthcare products and services MagnaCare offers.

MagnaCare Partners with MLMIC to Offer Medical Liability Insurance Program Offering Significant Savings for Qualified NY Participating Providers

July 1st, 2019

MLMIC, part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and the largest writer of medical professional liability insurance in New York, has partnered with MagnaCare to offer reduced rates to qualifying MagnaCare participating providers.

Employers Seek New Solutions To Workers’ Comp

May 30th, 2019

In a growing trend, employers want more integration across workers’ compensation, health, and disability insurance benefits.

MagnaCare Wins Silver for Website Design in the 2019 Aster Awards

May 28th, 2019

NEW YORK, May 28, 2019 – MagnaCare, a leader in health plan management, network rental, medical management, and casualty solutions, today announced it has been honored with a Silver Aster Award in the Website category. MagnaCare’s brand new website debuted MagnaCare’s new logo and a refreshed modern visual identity, while leveraging cutting edge web design capabilities …

MagnaCare’s Michelle Zettergren Wins Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women’s 2019 Achievers’ Award

May 22nd, 2019

Michelle will be honored for her accomplishments at the 40th Annual Achievers’ Awards Gala.

MagnaCare Wins Bronze Stevie® Award for Rebranding/Brand Renovation of the Year in the 2019 American Business Awards®

May 9th, 2019

MagnaCare is proud to have won a Stevie Awards for its new brand identity, including a new logo, refreshed visual identity, and an updated website designed to maximize ease of navigability and streamline the user experience.