Did You Know?

Did you know that only 30% of doctors are independent? That is big drop from 20 years ago when it was at 57%. Did you know that 50% of doctors are employed by hospital systems with 20% employed by private equity firms or health insurance companies. Did you also know 43% of internal medicine physicians […]

5 Pharmacy Benefit Insights to Share with Employees

The last thing an HR professional wants is unhappy plan members when their prescription prices suddenly change or are no longer covered. Here are five suggestions to share with employees during this time of year. These are simple ideas to keep in mind to maximize the member experience: Location, Location, Location – Not all pharmacies […]

The Data Narrative

How many business and financial decisions are made every day based on data? I would suggest that any CFO would have their head handed to them, should they present to the CEO financial forecasts without supporting data. Remember Andy Rooney from 60 Minutes fame? You can hear him say in his distinctive voice, “Why do […]

COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ’s

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has prepared a list of FAQs to help educate the public on various aspects of COVID-19 vaccination. This article features some of these FAQs.

Compounding the Rx Problem

Clever drug companies, they take two over the counter meds, Nexium & Aleve and charge health plans over $2,300 for a 30 day supply. Can you say Vimovo? You can purchase a 30 day supply of Nexium & Aleve for about $25 per month. Who is managing your health care supply chain? If your plan […]

Glaxo and DNA

By Joshua Greenberg, REALfarmacy.com Have you paid for an ancestry report? Perhaps someone gave it to you as a gift. Either way, pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline now owns your genetic fingerprint. Read the complete article at realfarmacy.com

The Old Discount Dance – Time for New Thinking

How often have we heard the expression” We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them”? Another way to say it is implementing the same strategies, expecting different results. What is it about CEO’s and CFO’s who resist a serious deep dive into the facts why their […]

What others are saying about MBA

Midwest Benefit Advisors

Please read what others are saying about Midwest Benefit Advisors (MBA) about their experience utilizing out care coordination healthcare solution: “I wanted to share with you that I received a call first thing this morning from a plan member, a Game and Parks member. He had called the Care Coordinators and wanted to share that […]

“PEPY” – What Does it All Mean?

Communication Strategies

“PEPY”. If you do not know what this means, then you may not know what your total healthcare plan spend is per employee per year. It is a critical number to know. The higher it gets means higher utilization, higher utilization means your population is not getting any healthier. How is your healthcare plan positioned […]