The wise adage: “the numbers speak for themselves” has perhaps rarely been more true than for companies struggling to characterize health coverage as a “benefit” to all workers. No wonder. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation 2017 Employer Health Benefits Survey, the average cost of family health coverage [...]Denny Weinberg
Is personal benefit ownership and broad choice the new key to attract and retain workers? Trends say yes!
by Denny Weinberg, Hixme CEO Finding new ways to keep workers happy and feeling cared for is a never-ending pursuit for employers — particularly in the face of the volatile health care climate and 16 years of health care inflation at three times the cost of wages (per Kaiser Health Care Foundation Survey of Employers). Controlling [...]Denny Weinberg
The cost of healthcare in America is outrageous. We spend about $3.4 TRILLION every year. No, that’s not a typo. A trillion dollars is a difficult amount of money to imagine, so here’s an illustration: If the American healthcare industry were a country, it would be the fifth largest economy in the world. Warren Buffett says that [...]Amir Pirnia
It is an odd time for employee health benefits. After 50 years trying to use “insurance” to cover every encounter with the health care system, the curtain is being pulled back to reveal it might be a very expensive approach for both employers and their workers. What should we make of headlines in just the last 90 days, like “Medical [...]Denny Weinberg
It’s hard to believe that in 2016 a business model exists where, every year, a company representative tells their customers that prices are going to go up, the level of service is going to go down, and by the way, the company rep is going to give themselves a raise at the customer’s expense because their commissions are a percentage of [...]Amir Pirnia