There is such a thing as a stupid question. And some anonymous person in a webinar hosted by the Self-Insurance Institute of America had just asked one: “What is BUCA?” Stupid questions are only stupid when reasonable expectations of the questioner are considered – it’s acceptable for a 5-year-old to ask about four plus four, whereas that acceptability is lost … Read More
A phone call may be great. A capabilities deck may be great. Naturally, though, there’s a desire to actually see the CaredUp service in action. So that’s what consultants and brokers will often do – demo the product. A text appears on the CaredUp demo line (646.846.4872) and we respond just as we would to any employee. (Though more detail … Read More
CaredUp’s Adam Schaefer writes in MedCity News about alternative payment methods in lieu of traditional health insurance. The article features commentary from: William Short – founder of Acressa Paul Johnson – CEO of Redirect Health Bruce Roffe – CEO of H.H.C. Group Dr. Joel Shalowitz – professor at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine Sandra Hartman – healthcare consultant who runs Elevate Healthcare ROI … Read More
CaredUp’s Adam Schaefer writes in MedCity News about self-insurance and current industry trends. The article features commentary from: William Short – CEO of Ameriflex Mike Ferguson – CEO of the Self-Insurance Institute of America Aaron Huang – vice president of marketing for Lumity Ryan Kastner – benefits consultant for Innovative Benefit Planning Adam Russo – CEO of The Phia Group Julien … Read More
CaredUp’s Adam Schaefer writes in MedCity News about employee engagement challenges. The article features commentary from: Kim Buckey – vice president of client services at DirectPath Howard Danzig – CEO of Employers Committed to Control Health Insurance Costs Rebecca Palm – co-founder of Copatient Check out the article here.
It was 9:11 PM on Tuesday when a text came through CaredUp’s “demo” number (646.846.4872). A totally random man in Nashville had some questions about colonoscopies. As John stated a few times in this exchange, getting precise cost answers requires a relationship with an employer/insurance company, and that relationship simply isn’t going to exist with a stranger. Still, value was … Read More
Floating in a sea of problems is a rare answer to rising healthcare costs. Many of the things we imagine would cut costs – technology, coordinated care, wellness programs – don’t. That rare answer is high deductible health plans (HDHP), which are repeatedly shown to reduce healthcare spending. This realization would seem to be cause for celebration. For the most … Read More
Doing a little too much on his bicycle, Tim crashes into a brick wall. He’s not overly concerned about it, but he decides to see the doctor. The doctor suggests a CT scan for his head at a nearby facility. Tim, ever the responsible patient, checks with his insurance to verify that the facility is in-network. It is. Tim gets … Read More