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This room contains pieces drawn from my experiences at Health Decisions. It offers practical advice for anyone involved in managing group health plan expenses.
From the present, this room contains articles and reports by others that I wanted to share. Reasons for sharing will vary, so expect a potpourri.
This room provides reference points and norms I have observed or documented that can be used by persons trying to get their bearings in the often confusing world of group health.
This room contains my views on the future of the US health care system. My intent is not to convince anyone, but to broaden the discussion beyond the political debate that passes for health reform in America.
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From the past, this room contains some of the talks and articles I have done that I thought were worth sharing.

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Customizing Heath Coverage through “The Exchange” 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 11:50:00 AM Categories: News and Views

new article from Business Insurance reports that more than 40% of employees in a private insurance exchange choose to purchase less expensive insurance plans over pricier options.

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The Loss of Fiduciary Control: How National Health Insurers are Reshaping Self-Funding 

Thursday, February 28, 2013 8:30:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
National insurers, while late entrants to self-funding, have dramatically altered the self-funded market. Each of the national insurers has very similar administrative policies. These policies make good business sense for the insurers. But... read more
 

Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Data Warehousing 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 8:30:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
Claims and enrollment data are a self-funded plan’s most important (and often most overlooked) asset. Do you know where your plan’s 2012 data are? They are warehoused somewhere. Whoever controls that warehouse controls your plan. In this... read more
 

Union Trusts: Health Reform's Most Overlooked Winner?  

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 8:30:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
Every major reform has winners and losers. Obamacare is no exception. With all the talk about state health exchanges, new fees, and pay-or-play, the opportunity for union trusts to be big winners can be easily overlooked. This webinar presents... read more
 

Year End Renewal: The Best Opportunity for Greater Control and Savings 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 10:37:00 AM Categories: Prior Presentations
Plan year-end is the time when self-funded employers, trustees and fiduciaries can exert the most control and get the changes they want. All too often, however, this opportunity is missed entirely, ignored, or used by plan administrators to limit ... read more
 

The 5 Most Important Things an Effective Dependent Audit Should Include 

Thursday, October 25, 2012 4:47:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations

This free webinar reveals those aspects of a dependent eligibility audit service that are most important for success. Judy Mardigian, CEO of Health Decisions, Inc., shares statistics, case studies, and anecdotes from the many dependent eligibility audits the company has done over the past 15 years.

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The Principles of Health Decisions, Inc. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012 10:26:00 AM Categories: Tools of the Trade
Si Nahra, President of Health Decisions, Inc. has three authentic Chinese scrolls hanging in his office. Each represents one of the principles of our organization. It's one way he reinforces the principles that have guided our business over... read more
 

Old Question, New Twist: Is Self-funding Right for Your Group Health Plan?  

Thursday, September 27, 2012 8:00:00 AM Categories: Prior Presentations

More and more employers are considering if self-funding is a good choice for their group health plan. This webinar explores why.

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Are you well informed about your company’s health benefits enrollment?  

Monday, August 27, 2012 11:26:00 AM Categories: News and Views

A recent article from Business Insurance reveals a lack of communication between employers and employees regarding health benefits. Although almost 50% of employers feel they explain changes in health benefits adequately, many employees claim they are not aware of these changes.

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Are You Ready to Manage Your Health Plan Costs? (Webinar) 

Monday, July 30, 2012 8:00:00 AM Categories: Prior Presentations
With or without federal health reform, self-funded health plans face a future of rising costs that need to be managed. Are you ready? This webinar takes you through the ten checkpoints that make sure you’re ready. How many checkpoints have you... read more
 
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