Dental Marketplace, Online

by Mike Hunter

The first-ever online dental marketplace — and the only alternative to traditional dental insurance — launched its website out of Arizona a year ago, in March 2018. It was founded with the aim of helping consumers save on dental services and procedures, as well as assist dental practices in growing their client base. “Insurance options have simply become unaffordable for … [More]

Why Hospitals Must Seek Scale

by Ken Kaufman

Each day seems to bring a new outcry that hospitals are attempting to get bigger to raise prices. A recent article, for example, said that hospitals are “behemoths” that are “throwing their weight around”… and have “essentially banished competition and raised prices for hospital admissions.” Reading these articles, you would think it was 1985, rather than closing in on … [More]

Small Businesses Gain the Buying Power of Big Corporations in Healthcare Benefits

by Mike Hunter

CarynHealth, the small-business association health plan brand of Association Health Plans of America, LLC, offers an “association in the box,” the next-generation approach to the small employer healthcare marketplace. AHPA was formed to meet the breakthrough opportunity provided by the Association Health Plan regulation recently put forth by the U.S. Department of Labor … [More]

DoL Offers New Tool to Help Employers Understand Mental Health Issues

by Mike Hunter

The U.S. Department of Labor has launched a new resource that helps employers better understand mental health issues, and provides valuable information and guidance for employers on strategies for recruiting, hiring, retaining, and advancing people with disabilities in the workplace. Created in coordination with the Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and its … [More]

Workplace Wellness

by RaeAnne Marsh

The landscape of healthcare is in constant flux. This adds an extra element of concern for employers, for whom healthcare benefits are an important part of their operating calculations. Businesses serving those employers’ needs innovate their programs and services as advances in knowledge and technology open new avenues. In Business Magazine asked some of our local leaders … [More]