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March 4, 2018

Can Business Create a Cure for Affordable Healthcare?

The US healthcare markets “sneezed” last month when Jeff Bezos, Jamie Dimon, and Warren Buffett agreed to throw in together to try to make some sense of what it would take to change the upward spiral of healthcare costs and improve the health outcomes for their nearly 900,000 combined employees. And while this is a […]

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Healthcare Colin Rogers

February 3, 2018

The Great Healthcare Experiment: Another Hat in the Ring

Creating access to quality, affordable healthcare has long been seen as the proverbial Gordian Knot. Solving that problem is what gets me out of bed every day. The US spends more on healthcare per capita than any other country on the planet.  US. healthcare spending reached $3.3 trillion — or $10,348 per person — in […]

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net neutrality

January 9, 2018

If it Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It! …Or What I Found Out About Net Neutrality

A plain language treatise on net neutrality from a non-technical viewpoint Full transparency, I work for a SaaS company. I have an economics degree and a graduate marketing/management degree, and little understanding of software technology, engineering, and many other related and complex fields of study. But when a colleague, in this case Zenefits co-founder and […]

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disability family insurance

January 11, 2017

After health insurance, what’s the second most important fringe benefit to provide your employees?

As everyone will agree, health insurance in today’s world is a necessity. But, after health insurance, what follows for the next most important benefit?  Some would argue dental, others life and a variety of other must haves. In my opinion, from both an employee and employer perspective, disability Insurance is the one benefit that guarantees […]

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Best HR Management Software

January 6, 2017

HRA: A forgotten tool in reducing small business healthcare costs?

Every once in awhile I get a question from an employer about HRAs, or Health Reimbursement Arrangements. What are they? How do they work? Is this something I can use to reduce my healthcare costs? If you’re running a small business or strategizing how to keep healthcare costs in check, continue reading to discover how you […]

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PEO Considerations

December 12, 2016

2017 Healthcare Updates: What Can We Expect?

Regardless of your political affiliation, the new year promises to bring us a plethora of changes to the healthcare marketplace. Let’s take a look at some of those opportunities and join the speculation that is rampant in all forms of journalistic endeavor. First, let’s address the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). […]

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