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October 8 – 10

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October 1 – 4

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Passive Healthcare Consumers = Exploited Healthcare Consumers

I’ve written previously about the blight of complacency that has descended upon employer-sponsored health insurance. Much of the growth of the unsustainable cost-curve experienced….

The New Definition of Plan Metals

Within health plan design offerings, there are four categories, or metal levels, made available to employers and their employees. These levels are listed by….

Health Insurance Premium Rebate Checks Aren’t Good News for America

Ever since 2012, Americans have received rebate checks from their health insurers when the Medical Loss Ratio doesn’t “measure up” to the 80/20 Rule.  In….

An Act of True Bipartisanship: The No Surprises Act

On July 1, 2021, the Biden Administration issued its interim final rule cementing into place the No Surprises Act, which was signed into law….

Vincible Ignorance – One of the Problems with ESHI

Employer-sponsored Health Insurance (ESHI) covers just over 55 percent of the U.S. population and accounts for just over a third of the overall health….

Why Talon?

The business of healthcare and health insurance is mean. If you want to survive in this industry, you have to be scrappy and practice….

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….

How a price transparency tool can help maximize the value of an HSA!

Health savings accounts (HSAs) provide employees enrolled in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs), a tax-advantaged way to save and pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses. Combining….

Benefits that Benefit All

As a relatively new entrant into the workforce, I feel confident expressing that there are opportunities for improvement when it comes to benefit plans….