Corporate Benefits

The High Cost of Hemophilia – Part 2

Aug 1, 2019

Hemophilia is a rare blood clotting disorder that affects approximately 20,000 people in the United States and an estimated total of 400,000 people worldwide.  The symptoms can range from mild to severe; but keeping it under control often dictates a need for prophylactic or preventative treatment to ensure that bleeding does not become an issue. Bleeding issues often lead to additional medical care, including hospital stays, which means additional costs for employers and the insured. Due to its rarity, the treatments are often extremely expensive. Hemophilia not only an impact upon a person's quality of life, but can be quite the financial...

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Filed Under: changes in healthcare, Corporate Benefits, hemophilia, high-cost drugs, medications, negotiate medical bills, Specialty Drugs

The High Cost of Hemophilia – Part 1

Jul 25, 2019

Hemophilia is a rare clotting disorder that causes blood to not clot properly. It causes more than normal bleeding when someone is injured and can be life threatening. This very rare and usually inherited disorder affects approximately 20,000 people in the United States. The  severity of the disease can vary dramatically between affected individuals and the severity, from mild to severe would dictate the level of medical care one needs. It can not only be financially costly, something we will discuss in part 2, but also physically costly; which is what is discussed in part one of this article series. The basics...

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Filed Under: changes in healthcare, Corporate Benefits, high-cost drugs, medications, negotiate medical bills, Specialty Drugs

Why add concierge healthcare to total rewards packages?

Dec 20, 2018

Velcro BenefitsIn a recently conversation with an executive in the benefits industry, the topic of "stickiness" was brought up. Benefits advisors and HR executives both need ways to makes clients or employees stick around -  Benefits that act like velcro. Easy, adjustable, and appropriately sticky.   Traditional health insurance and 401k's are not enough anymore. The average employee under the age of 35 considers 20 months the length of time to stay before looking for another job. We can't just assume this is a phase that young people will grow out of. This group includes executives and college graduates that have been in...

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Filed Under: Concierge, Corporate Benefits, Healthcare, Traveling

Workplace Wellness Programs and the Need for a Health Coach

Oct 5, 2018

For executives, key employees, and professionals the concept of wellness programs within their work environment is a bit of an anomaly. With the electronics that we have available to us today, there really isn't an end to the work day. We are tethered to our smart phones almost 24/7 and we receive emails day and night. In this work environment, the idea of work-life balance becomes attenuated by the ongoing different demands of our work. Even when we are on "vacation," most of the people with whom we do business have continuing expectations of our availability. In this environment, where...

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Filed Under: changes in healthcare, concierge healthcare, Corporate Benefits, corporate wellness, Health Management, healthcare coach, work-life balance