Benefit and Network Strategy

Overly-complex, inefficient, ineffective. How the health care industry wastes nearly a trillion dollars a year.

August 28, 2023

$935 billion. It’s hard to imagine what that number really means. It’s approximately the amount the United States spends on…

Addressing Food Insecurity through Creative Employer-Sponsored Benefits

August 14, 2023

Food insecurity is more prevalent in the United States than you might think, and it has wide-ranging implications on health…

Virtual-First Health Plans: What to Know Before Taking the Leap

July 10, 2023

Before the pandemic, the use of telemedicine was steadily increasing as a care modality, but still faced regulatory, payment, and…

Has Price Inflation Got Your Attention? Carpe Diem!

February 14, 2022

On February 10, the U.S. Department of Labor released its latest monthly report on inflation.  It was unwelcome news; the…

Enhanced telehealth and behavioral health access: rays of light in the eye of the storm?

November 29, 2021

In a prior blog article, we offered perspective on the latest findings from the 2021 Kaiser Family Foundation Employer Health…

KFF 2021 Employee Benefits Survey: Welcome to the Eye of the Hurricane

November 15, 2021

On Wednesday, November 10th, the Kaiser Family Foundation released results from its 2021 survey on trends in employer health benefits. …

Hospital reception area - No Surprises Act

Are there surprises with the implementation of the No Surprises Act?

September 13, 2021

Andréa Caballero, MPA, wrote this blog. It’s been a little over 2 years since I last wrote about surprise medical…

Jason Richmond Mental Health

Jason Richmond on how C-Suite leaders should address employee mental health needs

August 31, 2021

Suzanne Delbanco speaks with Jason Richmond, Head of Consultant Relations at Ginger, a digital mental health care provider. Jason Richmond…


Got hospital “lemons” in your network? Ditch them or make lemon-“aid”?

August 23, 2021

Back in October 2019, we published a blog post on the challenges of building a high-performance network (HPN).  We landed on the…

Michelle Zettergren on direct contracting, COEs, and employer compliance with new ERISA regulations

August 17, 2021

Suzanne Delbanco speaks with Michelle Zettergren, President of Labor and Public Sector markets and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for…

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