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What to know about the first reference-based pricing lawsuit - ebn article 

Monday, April 9, 2018 10:34:00 AM Categories: News and Views
We'll be keeping an eye on this case making its way through the legal system. It may help resolve one of the biggest impediments to payment reform: provider balance billing. read more
 
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Prudence says: Get a plan of action that’s on FIRE! 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 4:11:00 PM Categories: Tools of the Trade
In explaining the responsibilities of a fiduciary, Prudence separated the plan year into three phases: Ready, Aim, and Fire! In this video, Prudence focuses on the final four months of the year - the "FIRE" phase. In this phase, it's time for... read more
 
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Prudence Says: Use Facts to AIM Your Plans and Decisions 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 4:03:00 PM Categories: Tools of the Trade
Lately, Prudence has been explaining the basics of the fiduciary plan year, breaking it down into three phases: Ready, Aim, and Fire! This week, she's back to discuss months 5-8 of the year, or the "AIM" phase. This phase is all about leveraging... read more
 
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Prudence Says...Get READY to Control Your Plan Data! 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 3:44:00 PM Categories: Tools of the Trade
In our last video, Prudence explained the basics of the fiduciary plan year, breaking it down into three phases: Ready, Aim, and Fire! This week, she's back to discuss months 1-4 of the year, or, the "READY" phase. This phase primarily involves... read more
 
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Prudence says: Happy New Year! 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 3:17:00 PM Categories: Tools of the Trade
If you’re newer to Health Decisions, you may not yet have met Prudence. Prudence - the Prudent Person – is the star of a video series we launched last year to help educate plan fiduciaries and their advisors, brokers, and... read more
 
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TPA Has Fiduciary Duty to Establish and Maintain Transparent Fee Arrangements - MyHealthGuide article 

Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:14:00 AM Categories: News and Views
This article in the latest MyHealthGuide Newsletter warns of hidden TPA fees. Hidden fees are more common and costly now than ever before. That growth is tied to PPO agreements that let payers and providers agree on how to spend plan money... read more
 
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Prudence Discusses...The Fiduciary Year 

Monday, May 1, 2017 4:00:00 PM Categories: Tools of the Trade
We're excited to bring you the next video of our "Prudence Says" series. This time, "Prudence Discusses" the fiduciary plan year, splitting the year up into three parts (Ready...Aim...Fire!). There are responsibilities associated with each part... read more
 
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Self-Insurance Bill Passes House Vote, Heads to Senate - MyHealthGuide Newsletter article 

Monday, April 10, 2017 10:26:00 AM Categories: News and Views
While not garnering the headlines of the “repeal-and-replace” debate, in his "MyHealthGuide” Newsletter Ernie Clevenger shares reporting on a significant development – bi-partisan Congressional action! The House passed a bill, (HR 1304) “The... read more
 
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Prudence Says: Set Up Your Health Plan as a Separate Legal Entity! 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 11:08:00 AM Categories: Tools of the Trade
Prudence is back with another video on self-funded health plans! This time, she's focusing on plans that are their own legal entity. It's something Prudence (and Health Decisions!) advises for your health plan. As a fiduciary or ABC team... read more
 
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The Latest on Repeal and Replace: What It Means for Employers 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:14:00 PM Categories: News and Views
The Republican controlled Congress announced yesterday that it has taken the first steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replacing it with the American Health Care Act (AHCA). There will be a lot of steps and a lot of time... read more
 
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