Transparency in Healthcare

‘Tis the season to start predicting healthcare trends for 2015. PWC has issued its top ten healthcare issues to watch in 2015 and we particularly like number six:

New transparency initiatives targeting clinical trial data, real- world patient outcomes and financial relationships between physicians and pharmaceutical companies will improve patient care and open new opportunities.

Transitioning Employer Health Benefits to Private Exchanges

Roughly 170 million people in the U.S. receive health insurance through employer-sponsored plans. It’s an entrenched practice that took root during World War II and that, largely, has served the workforce well. However, it still lets employers decide what’s best for the covered group, leaving employees little flexibility in individualizing their benefits.

The Weakest Link – Technology Behind the Private Exchange

You’re only as good as your weakest link. This holds true for so many companies, but even more so for companies that are built on technology. If the technology behind your service falls short, it won’t matter how good your service offerings are, how great your customer service is or even your attention to detail. Failed technology is just that – a failure.

Chamber to Launch Statewide Private Health Insurance Marketplace on Sept. 1, 2014

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce will be launching a statewide private health insurance marketplace – Michigan’s Insurance Marketplace at – on September 1, 2014.  The marketplace was created to meet the growing needs of employers as they try to comply with health care reform and offer the best coverage available for their employees.