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Selling Benefits Plans to Doctors

sellingbenefitstodoctors
Posted on June 13th, 2014 by Mike Ignatz

Welcome to the second installment in our series about selling to healthcare professionals. Healthcare professionals have specific needs for their healthcare plans – needs that conventional off-the-shelf plans typically cannot meet. There is a great opportunity for benefits plan advisors to offer customized plans to this largely untapped market. As (…) [Read Full Article]

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Get a Comprehensive Health Assessment through Your Benefits Plan

Benefits Plan for Your Organization
Posted on April 29th, 2014 by Karen Taylor Smith

A recent article from Benefits Canada discusses the importance of a regular comprehensive health assessment (CHA). A CHA involves 12-15 diagnostic tests necessary to assess the state of your health for the next year. CHAs can be crucial for spotting health problems early. The author points out research showing that (…) [Read Full Article]

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Medcan’s Executive Health Plan

MedCan
Posted on June 1st, 2012 by Mike Ignatz

As a client of The Benefits Trust, you now have access to the Medcan Clinic at a discounted rate. Medcan Clinic, located in downtown Toronto, is the largest private healthcare clinic in North America. Home to approximately 60 senior physicians with specialties ranging from cardiology to psychiatry to sports health, (…) [Read Full Article]

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How Healthcare Spending Accounts Fit Into Your Benefits Plan

health care
Posted on May 29th, 2012 by Karen Taylor Smith

A benefits plan is a promise that an employer makes to their employees. This promise can be defined in a variety of ways. A Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) is one type of benefit that can be included in this promise. An HCSA is a pre-determined amount of money made (…) [Read Full Article]

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Avoid ‘Submit it and See’ Benefits Fraud

HR Reporter Article
Posted on May 4th, 2012 by Mike Ignatz

Download PDF of Avoid ‘Submit it and See’ Benefits Fraud  Education, strategic plan design can help build fraud-deterring environment BY ROBERT CROWDER Much has been written about benefits fraud and its impact on skyrocketing premiums. Whether claims for benefits are submitted manually or online, most fraud prevention measures rely on (…) [Read Full Article]

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Top 15 Questions to Ask Your Third Party Administrator (TPA)

Choosing a provider, third party administrator
Posted on May 2nd, 2012 by Karen Taylor Smith

1. Which services do you provide in house and which do you outsource? With multiple providers involved, it is important to confirm the TPA’s privacy policy, as well as if any outside service provider is being used so they can be evaluated as well. Accurate claims decisions on disputes and (…) [Read Full Article]

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Happy National Employee Benefits Day!

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
Posted on April 2nd, 2012 by Mike Ignatz

The Benefits Trust is excited to celebrate National Employee Benefits Day today, this day is chosen by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) to acknowledge dedication needed to provide quality benefits and well-being. We encourage employers to spend the day evaluating their employee benefit offerings and exploring the (…) [Read Full Article]

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National Employee Benefits Day on April 2nd, 2012

Employee Benefits Day
Posted on March 26th, 2012 by Mike Ignatz

National Employee Benefits Day, recognized both in Canada and U.S, will be celebrated on April 2nd this year. The annual holiday was established by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) in 2004 as a way for plan sponsors, such as trustees, administrators, corporate benefits practitioners and professional advisors, (…) [Read Full Article]

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How Stop Loss Insurance Protects Employee Benefits Plans

Stop Loss Insurance
Posted on February 29th, 2012 by Karen Taylor Smith

New innovations in health care are creating new opportunities for treatment, but also new risks that call for specific insurance protection. Prescription drugs for certain medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, and multiple sclerosis, are now being prescribed at a cost of $30,000 per year and more. If these (…) [Read Full Article]

Can Benefits Plan Design Reduce Fraud?

Benefits Fraud Prevention
Posted on January 30th, 2012 by Mike Ignatz

There is a sign at the gas station across the street from our office that states “fuel theft affects us all.” Healthcare claim fraud is no different – as the ultimate cost of fraudulent claiming is higher premiums or a reduction in coverage for everyone. Fraud, unfortunately, is a constant (…) [Read Full Article]

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