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Amazon, Berkshire, and JPM are Diving into Healthcare

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan Chase announced last month the introduction of their new independent healthcare system, Haven Healthcare.  Haven is targeted to offer more affordable and transparent care to patients, starting with Amazon, BH, and JPM employees and eventually scaling to the public market. The companies, combined, employ over 1.2 million people and insure…

Employers are Buying into Digital Doctors

Digital doctor visits or telemedicine is a growing market for employers, says the 2018 Employer Health Benefits Survey (EHBS). Employers are investing more heavily in telemedicine, with 39% of firms (50 or more employees) providing financial incentives for using telemedicine in 2018.   This comes as employer-run health programs are at an all-time high.  Companies…

New Pricing Model for North Carolina in 2020

Ever wondered where those big ticket deductibles are coming from? How much does healthcare actually cost? This is the transparency issue being battled by North Carolina Treasurer, Dale Folwell, who is confident that price transparency could save state employers and employees close to $300 million.   Folwell has overseen the state’s employee health plan (SHPNC)…

How Direct Primary Care Can Actually Improve Your Profitability

Employers are experimenting with a primary healthcare option that is providing patients with better care, providers with lower risk, and everyone with cost-savings. It's a high claim but it's called Direct Primary Care (DPC)- an information-age take against the traditional fee-for-service payment method. The system is gradually gaining momentum across the United States as the…