Archive for February, 2021

Cash Driven Health Plans Make Sense

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Great Ideas And Business Models Are Often Memorialized on Bar Napkins…………………

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Unmasked: Someone Is Lying

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

“We will need to continue to wear masks into 2022!” says a Biden administration official. “We’ll be done with the scourge by April 2021!” says a medical expert. Someone is lying and I suspect we know who it is…………..

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Fee-for-Service For Primary Care is Dumb………..

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Fee-for-Service Primary Care Only Pays $60 – $140 Per Visit. However, Primary Care Has Been Shown to Decrease Hospitalizations by 20%… Saving $50,000 Per Hospitalization.

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Elephant Lives Matter

Sunday, February 21st, 2021

Texas House Bill 1941 was introduced this month because some believe Elephant Lives Matter…………

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The First PPO Was Established in 1982 – And It’s Still Touting Savings?

Sunday, February 21st, 2021

If PPO’s are supposed to save us money on health care why hasn’t it? We all agree forty years of managed care hasn’t worked so why are we still hoping it will?

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The (never ending) La Joya Shit Show Continues…………….

Friday, February 19th, 2021

You can’t make this stuff up………………………..

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To Our Friends Up North, Please Come Get Your Weather!

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Thank you for your (pick one) EMAIL. VOICEMAIL……….…………

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Overcoming Misconceptions About Health Benefits

Monday, February 15th, 2021

“If you went to Denver, Dallas, OKC or ABQ you would not find a better benefits consultant. Very helpful and knowledgeable. Out of the box thinking.” – Alan, Ideacom

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Another Healthcare Benefit Alternative To TRS ActiveCare

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

There is yet another vendor offering Texas educators a TRS ActiveCare alternative strategy which is (drum roll please)…………………….

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Austin ISD Gifts $12,000,000 – Uncle Sam Rejoices

Saturday, February 13th, 2021

Texas school district makes a one time gift of $12,000,000 to be split between employees and Uncle Sam in an effort to bribe employees from leaving for greener pastures. This is the same district that closed down schools last year and laid off workers due to rising health insurance costs.

Would it have been better to fund a Health Savings Account for all employees instead? Of course Uncle Sam would get nothing in that case while the employees would gain ownership of the entire $12,000,000 gift, tax free, forever………………

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There’s A Rate For Any Risk

Saturday, February 13th, 2021

This photograph from 1921 shows Millicent Woodward, a lady who took out a policy at Lloyd’s of London that year.

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Only Idiots Burn Bridges

Friday, February 12th, 2021

Last week we witnessed an idiot burn down a bridge. Fire department investigators reported the bridge beyond repair.

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New Health Plan For Texas Educators

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

“Don’t bother doing something unless you’re radically different from the competition” – Richard Branson

Public Consulting Group’s (PCG) Texas ISD HealthPlan is an innovative, new healthcare program designed specifically for Texas Independent School Districts (ISDs), Texas teachers, and their covered family members.

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Beware! Covid19 Vaccine May Change Your Sex Life

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

“Don’t go near those who have had the COVID vaccine,”  warned the official,  “They have become …………!”

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Texas Insurance Code – Chapter 541 Unfair Methods Of Competition And Unfair Or Deceptive Acts Or Practices

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Molly Mulebriar, investigative reporter from Warring, Texas, is currently winding up her investigative report of a Texas TPA’s efforts to boycott a competitor in violation of the Texas Insurance Code.

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Confessions of A Reformed Health Insurance Broker

Monday, February 8th, 2021

A lot has changed since I entered the world of health care benefits in 1973. The journey has been fascinating………………

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HB 1646

Monday, February 8th, 2021

Relating to modification of certain prescription drug benefits and coverage offered by certain health benefit plans……………….

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Aldeen The Magnificent

Monday, February 8th, 2021

Doug Aldeen – RBP Defender Warrior

Doug Aldeen (The Magnificent), an ERISA attorney, talks about Reference Based Pricing and what he does to help plan sponsors in that space. This is a guy you want in your corner……………….

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HB 1649

Sunday, February 7th, 2021

Relating to bids or proposals required for insurance and risk pool contracts entered into by a school district, municipality, or county.

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School District Sues Health Insurance Agent for $1 Million

Sunday, February 7th, 2021

Lawsuit accuses the health insurance agency of trying to defraud the district……..This impoverished Texas school district is a plaintiff’s lawyer’s dream come true……………lawsuits fly left and right over the past decade……………..Meanwhile back in the classroom……………..

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You’re Making How Much!

Saturday, February 6th, 2021

A school district in deep South Texas was paying their benefits consultant $614,000 per year but didn’t know it.

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Texas Senate Bill 376

Friday, February 5th, 2021

Relating to registration and annual filing requirements for governmental units establishing a self-insurance fund.

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North Korea Mandates Insurance For the Masses

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

People React With Joy At The News

“Insurance plays an important role in realizing the politics of love for the people.”

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Monday, February 1st, 2021

Promising New Chinese Flu Test

Monday, February 1st, 2021

“To collect test samples, the swab needs to be inserted about three to five centimeters (1.2 to 2 inches) into the rectum and rotated several times………….”

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CPO

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Engage, Pay Less, Get Rewarded………………………..

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