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Health Care Reform, Financial

Common Questions Employers May Have About the Future of Health Care

February 1, 2017

January 21, 2017 marked inauguration day for our country. With this kind of transition comes opportunity, change, and anxiety. No issue is more prevalent in the national spotlight right now than health care, unleashing many questions about what could lie ahead under the new administration.

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Benefits, Financial

Managing Pharmacy Spend

June 22, 2016

Pharmacy spend is now the fastest growing portion of healthcare spend, representing over 20% of all healthcare spend nationally. Managing healthcare spend is a business imperative for employers. Business profits can quickly become eroded based upon a bad renewal or claims year, leaving many employers looking for strategies to “stem the tide” of health insurance increases.

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Health Care Reform, Benefits, Financial

3 Takeaways from the Indiana Chamber Board Meeting

May 17, 2013

This morning, our CEO, Bryan Brenner, was a part of a Health Care Reform panel at the Indiana Chamber Board of Director’s Meeting. Lots of meaningful discussion surrounded Health Care Reform and what’s next for employers. Below are three key takeaways from the morning:

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Video, FirstPeeps, Financial

Jump like a kangaroo

January 15, 2013
Last week Pete the Planner talked about the reality and tangibility of personal financial struggles and how they impact the productivity and therefore the employer’s bottom line. So now we’re wondering: how do we help our employees attempt to jump over their financial hurdles?

With the overwhelmingly positive feedback from last week, Pete has joined us again on this week’s episode to share with you success stories. And to remind you that financial wellness is just one part of a holistic wellness approach.

So take a few minutes to watch the video. It will get you one step closer to successfully establishing your own holistic wellness approach. And before too long, you’ll find yourself jumping over those financial hurdles like a kangaroo.

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FirstPeeps, Financial, Well-Being


January 8, 2013
Just a little over a week into the New Year, and we’re back from our winter hibernation for more FirstPeeps!

Have you been able to keep your New Year’s resolution? Are you becoming more fit like you promised yourself?

We’re here to help! This week we bring you advice on how to get fit in the New Year—financially fit, that is.  No, it’s not about the numbers (as Paul Ashley will prove). It’s about kicking off the New Year with a holistic wellness approach. And yes, that means paying attention to your finances.

On this week’s episode of FirstPeeps, we asked a friend, partner, and financial expert to join us. And let us tell you, we’re lucky to have him here. Pete the Planner has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN Headline News, and numerous nationally syndicated radio programs. And now, he can add “FirstPeeps” to that list!

Cheers to getting financially fit in 2013!

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