Death by Complacency

By Matthew McCormick, Partnership Executive, MMS Analytics, Inc. As the pandemic known as COVID-19 came to the forefront of our daily lives, my mind, like many of yours, undoubtedly leapt towards “What are the consequences of this virus upon my career?” First and foremost, I am fortunate that, at the publishing of this blog, I …

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Healthcare Costs for Dummies, by a Dummy

By Doug Horner, Content Marketing Strategist Recently, our EVP of Sales and Sales Strategy explained how his background in consumer electronics has influenced his approach to working in healthcare. I, too, have a background in consumer goods, but less in electronics, and more in beer and cannabis (yes, that kind of cannabis). So, hi. I’ll …

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Three key characteristics of a successful Employer Champion

By Shaylin McNally, Director of Customer Success So, your company has just rolled out this great new benefit (MyMedicalShopper!), and you’ve been assigned the role of Employer Champion. You might be thinking, why me? And that’s a great question. The simple answer: probably because we told them to. Not explicitly, of course. But this is …

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Healthcare deductibles are not like golf—lower actually is NOT better!

By Mark Galvin, Co-Founder/CEO, MMS Analytics, Inc. If I agreed to give you $20,000 if you would agree to roll a pair of dice and give me back the number that came up x $1,150 (somewhere between $2,300 and $13,800), would you want to participate (and be guaranteed to make between $6,200 and $17,700)? If …

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Pay Attention! How to Get People to Care About Healthcare at Work

By Matthew McCormick, Partnership Executive, MMS Analytics, Inc. According to MetLife’s most recent Employee Benefit Trends Study, “the most important benefits to employees have two things in common: 1) they play a central role in helping them achieve their personal and work-related goals, and 2) they address their main stressors, particularly around personal finances, retirement, …

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Why the healthcare industry won’t let me shorten my presentations

By Christopher Matrumalo, VP of Marketing, MMS Analytics, Inc. I give a lot of presentations—easily hundreds and perhaps even thousands each year for the past several years now. I field a LOT of questions from my audiences. Still today, I find myself amazed at how effective the healthcare industry has remained in perpetuating misconceptions and …

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Seven Cost-Saving Solutions That Reduce Healthcare Costs

According to the 2019 October Department of Labor inflation report, healthcare costs rose 4.3 percent year-over-year, surging to the highest levels in three years. The increasing cost of hospital services and rising drug costs are to blame for this surge, making healthcare costs the fastest growing sector in the economy.  If a 4.3 percent increase …

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