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Newsletter: September 2018

Newsletter: September 2018

Learn more about how to pur­chase health ben­e­fits that result in bet­ter health for employ­ees and depen­dents for less mon­ey. Show Me the Mon­ey … Why You Need an All-Pay­er Claims Data­base As pur­chasers we deserve to know how much health­care…

Time for a Health Benefits Administration Career Ladder

Time for a Health Benefits Administration Career Ladder

By Don­na Mar­shall, MBA CEO, Knowl­edge Ben­e­fits Who admin­is­ters con­tracts for bil­lions of dol­lars each year and cov­ers health­care ben­e­fits for over 150 mil­lion Amer­i­cans? Health ben­e­fits admin­is­tra­tion man­agers and exec­u­tives do. A study just pub­lished by the…

Knowing versus Doing: Healthcare decisions are hard

Knowing versus Doing: Healthcare decisions are hard

By Ali­son Laevey We all know that health­care is com­pli­cat­ed. Even folks who should know strug­gle to make good deci­sions about where to go and what treat­ment to have. Whether it’s a lack of price or qual­i­ty trans­paren­cy, or sim­ply being at our most vul­ner­a­ble, there…

Show Me the Money … Why You Need an All-Payer Claims Database

Show Me the Money … Why You Need an All-Payer Claims Database

Don­na Mar­shall, CEO August 24, 2018 Two recent arti­cles caught our eyes: the first, by @ChrisSkisak, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Hous­ton Busi­ness Group on Health, is “Sim­ple, trans­par­ent & effi­cient – Fix­ing our bro­ken health care sys­tem”; and the sec­ond is a Wall…

Newsletter: July 2018

Newsletter: July 2018

Learn more about how to pur­chase health ben­e­fits that result in bet­ter health for employ­ees and depen­dents for less mon­ey. Announc­ing a new course: Under­stand­ing the Health­care Mar­ket: Drugs and Phar­ma­cy Ben­e­fit Man­agers Learn about the…

Does HR have what it takes to meet today’s human capital challenges?

Does HR have what it takes to meet today’s human capital challenges?

The new CEO of SHRM, John­ny Tay­lor, Jr., envi­sions a more mus­cu­lar HR pro­fes­sion­al in the future to address the many chal­lenges fac­ing employ­ers from #Metoo to immi­gra­tion and recruit­ing. His strat­e­gy to advance the pro­fes­sion relies on cer­ti­fi­ca­tion to demon­strate knowl­edge and com­pe­ten­cies that impact orga­ni­za­tions.

Newsletter: June 2018

Newsletter: June 2018

Learn more about how to pur­chase health ben­e­fits that result in bet­ter health for employ­ees and depen­dents for less mon­ey. Is 2018 The Year of Bet­ter Health­care Pur­chas­ing? Accord­ing to Ben­e­fits Spe­cial­ist Mag­a­zine, “the HR (human resources) com­mu­ni­ty has very lit­tle…