The Crystal Ball: 10 Healthcare Industry Predictions for 2019 | Tacoma Benefit Advisors

As the year draws to a close, I’ve been thinking about what’s in store for healthcare in 2019. I offer ten predictions below: sincere ones, hopeful ones and a few final thoughts submitted with my tongue planted firmly in my cheek.   Real Predictions 1. Humanism and humanity will make a real comeback. When you [...]

By | 2018-12-13T10:21:51-08:00 December 13th, 2018|Healthcare|0 Comments

Why Mobile-Friendly Employee Benefits Matter | Seattle Benefit Advisors

Today’s workforce is always connected, whether at work or throughout their personal lives. Employees have countless apps on their smartphones which often makes it easier for them to do quick personal tasks during work hours or even answer work emails in a flash when they are “off the clock.” The bottom line is that mobile [...]

By | 2018-12-11T08:52:59-08:00 December 11th, 2018|Benefits Technology|0 Comments

Employers Working to Drive Down Rising Health Insurance Costs | Tacoma Benefit Advisors

The realization that consumers using less care but paying more to receive services and treatment is leading employers to rethink their approaches to providing health coverage to their employees, according to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal. Rising deductibles — averaging $1350 for a single employee — are forcing beneficiaries to pay more [...]

By | 2018-12-06T13:26:47-08:00 December 6th, 2018|Healthcare|0 Comments

Seattle’s Polyclinic to Join UnitedHealth Group as Changes Sweep the Healthcare Industry | Seattle Benefit Advisors

In yet another move that shrinks the local community of independent physicians, The Polyclinic, a 101-year-old Seattle-based physicians’ group, will sell a controlling stake to UnitedHealth Group, one of the largest players in a business being reshaped by cross-industry acquisitions. The deal, announced Tuesday by Minneapolis-based UnitedHealth Group CEO David Wichmann during an investor meeting in [...]

By | 2018-12-03T09:44:05-08:00 December 3rd, 2018|Healthcare|0 Comments