Archive for June, 2019

 John W. Sbrocco

Friday, June 14th, 2019
John W. Sbrocco, CSFS
Healthcare Consultant helping self-funded employers evacuate & reduce medical claims.

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Sharing Plans Gaining Market Traction

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Sharing plans are not new. They have been around for years. While not insurance, these programs can offer affordable access to health care.

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Hungry? Free Lunch in San Antonio June 19!

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

HealthComp Hosts “Lunch & Learn” with H-E-B and Baptist Integrated Health Partners in San Antonio

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Will Judge Demand Marriage Annulment?

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Some marriages are just not meant to be…………………..

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Medicare-For-All Gaining Support Among Businesses?

Monday, June 10th, 2019

“Businesses are really angry about the system, and there is a lot of frustration with its rising costs and dysfunction………”

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The Best Discounts In Health Care Are Not Through Your Health Insurance Company

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

 

 “How Much Did You Say That Xray’s Gonna Cost?

A little ole housewife with cash in her purse has more bargaining power than Blue Cross, United HealthCare and Aetna combined………………………

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San Antonio Flu Epidemic Season Is Winter, Spring, Summer & Autumn

Friday, June 7th, 2019

It pays to be sick in San Antonio and Dallas these days………………………

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Recent Trends in Stop Loss Claims

Friday, June 7th, 2019

SOURCE: Frenkel Benefits

“The largest single Sun Life claim was $7.5 million and the largest injectable drug claim was $1.8 million. Injectable drugs account for 9.2% of the total cost of large cost claims.

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Survey Reveals “Me Too” Brokers In The Majority

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

“It’s evident that many brokers believe the (PPO) networks are not the long-term answer, but brokers and consultants continue to push business to the traditional model or utilize TPAs with carrier or independent networks because it’s the status quo, what we have always done.”

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One Election Away From Free Single Payer System

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
Successful pandering to gain voters is best achieved by promising free stuff. Each national election we end up getting more free stuff. And we haven’t yet run out of other people’s money…..Hallelujah!

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If We Don’t Fix Health Care Big Government Will

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

There has not been a competitive health care market for years. Managed care contracts have contributed to that. Some employers have fixed health care buy most haven’t. This blog has written about the former in the past so if you are a regular reader you know exactly what we are talking about.

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2020 HSA and ACA NGFP Limits

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Government control of health care (a precursor to a single payer system) continues to manifest itself with constant dictates from bureaucrats in Washington. . The newest and latest message from the swamp is “we’ve placed a new limit on what you can save tax free towards your personal healthcare……………….” Our in-box receives numerous daily updates like the one below:

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Health Care Financing 101

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Massachusetts hospitals stash $1,600,000,000 in offshore accounts…………….

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MediBid is Pleased to Announce Its New Medicare Allowable Lookup

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

                  Ralph Weber 

Ralph says bundled health care pre-negotiated cash pricing comes in at an average of 108% of the Medicare rate.  That’s a very good number in case you’re wondering………………. 

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