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Data Security and Employee Benefits

Information security is a critical corporate responsibility. High-profile breaches make national and international headlines, with impacts across the spectrum. Financial liability to your customers may lead the way, but close behind are damages to your brand, negative public relations, loss of consumer trust and the expense to mitigate the breach.

We’re Not as Educated as We Think

We’ve been lulled into a false sense of security. While most of us “in the know” understand the inner-workings of health savings accounts and health reimbursement accounts, we are remiss to assume the rest of the world does too.

The Three A's Force a Shift in Consumer Engagement

The consumer-directed health care movement demands that consumers take on the three A's – awareness, accountability and active involvement – when it comes to health care decisions and spending. However, to help consumers tackle this immense transition, health plans and employers need to properly engage consumers so they can better

#FORUMExpo15 Recap: What Social Media Had to Say

Our recently completed sixth annual IHC FORUM & Expo in Atlanta attracted over 800 attendees, 50 sponsors and 100 speakers to address the top concerns, best practices and innovation in health care consumerism today. And the discussion continued throughout the week on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, with sponsors, attendees and

Blog Posts

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This Week on HealthCare Consumerism Radio: The Private Exchange Effect

07/22/2014 - Private exchanges are coming, but how will the transition affect the various stakeholders in employee...

 

Get to Know the Types of Private Exchange Models

07/22/2014 - When it comes to making an important decision, a significant investment or even beginning a...

 

This Week on HealthCare Consumerism Radio: Health Advocacy, Onsite Clinics and Wellness

07/16/2014 - On this week's program, your hosts Brent Macy and Doug Field will be exploring issues...

 

This Week on HealthCare Consumerism Radio: Choosing the Right Health Plan, Health Account Administration and Private Exchanges

07/09/2014 - We hope all of our listeners and supporters had a fun and safe July 4...

 

Press Releases

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HSA Investment Accounts: Small, But Growing

Investment options in health savings accounts (HSAs) are a fairly new and not widely used option, but they tend to draw larger contributions and have higher balances where they do exist, according to a new analysis by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI).

Alegeus Announces Partnership with Healthcare Bluebook to Empower Consumers with Fair Pricing Info

The combination of price transparency tools plus consumer health care accounts will enable consumers to optimize their health care spending and maximize their health care savings

Alegeus Technologies Announces New HSA Custodial Partnership with UMB Healthcare Services

The partnership offers increased custodial flexibility and choice to Alegeus health plan and TPA clients seeking to offer health savings accounts to their employer group customers and members

White Papers

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When Taking into Consideration Premiums and Out-of-Pocket Expenses, CDHPs Can Save Employees Money

In a white paper released by Change Healthcare, 91 percent of employees with families and 65 percent of employees overall would have spent less under a CDHP than a PPO. Families averaged $140 per month in savings.

What Employers Want From Health Insurers--Now

In 2008, PriceWaterhouseCoopers' research team surveyed senior executives at more than 100 large US-based multinational companies and more than 250 privately held small companies. The large companies each have an average of 8,000 employees and revenue of about $3 billion. The small employers each have

Renewed Interest in Tax Exempt Benefit Trusts

Recent changes in financial accounting reporting obligations have caused many employers, both public and private, to re-examine the overall economics of pre-funding retiree medical benefits.

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