Archive for September 12th, 2019

How Hospitals Drive Up Health Costs

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Every senator, virtually every congressman and every mayor of every large city has a powerful hospital system in his or her district. And those hospitals are as politically untouchable as soybean growers in Iowa or oil producers in Texas.

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ERISA Health Plan Fiduciaries Defeat DOL’s Excessive Fee Claims

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Recent court decision is a reminder that health plan fees must be monitored and that a good fiduciary process is always the principal defense to claims of fiduciary imprudence.

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Why Would I Hire You?

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

The job pays $65,000 per year plus benefits. By the time we add up all the benefits including health insurance, workers compensation, FICA, etc., your job is worth $85,000.

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Changing Logos

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

By Bill Rusteberg

A favorite strategy to lower health care costs by plan sponsors is to change the logo on one’s I.D. card.  Everything else remains essentially the same.

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