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Reference-Based Pricing: Antidote to Rising Healthcare Costs

Healthcare costs in the United States are rising each year. Recent projections from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services estimate that by 2026, nearly one in every five dollars spent in the United States will go to healthcare. What are we willing to do about it?  As a broker, health plan administrator, HR or Finance professional, we’re already working every day to keep costs under control, but is there more we can do?

What if there were a way to pay providers a fair price for their services, one tied to actual costs of treatment, rather than a price based on how much the patient’s benefits will pay out?  Sounds reasonable, right?

4 Ways to Keep Members in Mind

As a broker, it is imperative for you to form a positive connection with your clients, to bring value to them through that relationship as counselors and partners in their success. But keeping members and their needs in mind is also an important part of that relationship.

Posted on June 05, 2018

Historic Low Unemployment Puts More Pressure on Employers

It is quickly becoming a sellers’ market for labor as the national unemployment rate drops to its lowest point in over a decade. Now that the labor market is tightening again, prospective employees are finding themselves increasingly sought after and the competition to win over the best and brightest is increasing. In this new hiring environment, employers are looking for ways to stand out in the marketplace, and a quality benefits package should be a key part of any manager’s pitch to potential new hires.  At CoreSource, we offer a wide range of solutions to help make employers more attractive by promoting a “whole health” approach to benefits.
 

Posted on June 01, 2018