My Recent Diagnosis Reminded Me Why Preventive Care is So Important

Posted by Codi Gill on May 10, 2018 10:17:00 AM

The healthcare system is extremely complex for everyone. Even those who are in the healthcare or insurance industry, like myself.

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Topics: Healthcare, Health, Health Insurance, Preventive, Autoimmune Disorder

The New Budget

Posted by Juliet Frerking on May 3, 2018 11:11:00 AM

Everyone knows they should be saving more. According to most financial advisors, Americans should be targeting a breakdown that looks something like this:

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Topics: Health Insurance, Healthcare, Consumerism, consumer, budget, Cost Comparison

New Series Part 2: Primary Care Saves Money. Yes, It’s True.

Posted by Rob LaHayne on Apr 18, 2018 4:16:28 PM

At TouchCare, we often cite the absence of Primary Care Attribution, often associated with preventive care, as an important driver of medical spending for our customers. We took a closer look at some of our own data to prove the correlation between Primary Care Attribution and lower healthcare cost.

In our first part of the series, we discussed what Primary Care Attribution was and why it matters.

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Topics: Healthcare, Health Insurance, Health plans, Primary Care, Primary Care Attribution, PCP

My TouchCare Lifestyle: What My Relationship with our Expert Health Assistants Means to Me

Posted by Codi Gill on Jan 26, 2018 11:53:17 AM

In July of 2017, I reached out to one of my favorite past colleagues to congratulate him on his updated LinkedIn profile status…Not fully understanding what his new position entailed, beyond the title “CEO”, I was greeted with an excited and eager (familiar) voice, describing a company and service that sounded like a dream to this working wife and mother.

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Topics: Health Insurance, Healthcare, Expert Health Assistant, Health, lifestyle

5 Top Tips for Open Enrollment

Posted by Dana Hannsgen on Nov 9, 2017 3:33:15 PM

It’s that time of year again when we are overloaded with so much information we don’t know if we are coming or going! Open enrollment season is upon us, and whether you are unsure on what your plan options mean to your specific situation or need to make sure your doctors are still in network, TouchCare is there to help you!    

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Topics: Benefits, Health Insurance, Healthcare, High Deductible Health Plans, Health, Health plans, Open Enrollment

Engagement Changes Outcomes

Posted by Rob LaHayne on Oct 23, 2017 11:21:00 AM

Look up “engagement” in the dictionary and the definition you’ll get will be something along the lines of “participation and becoming involved with, or establishing meaningful contact or connection with something” as the lead definition. Look a little further down the page and you’ll get another take: “a fight or battle between armed forces.” When it comes to engagement in the healthcare system, a daunting and complex world with little to no price transparency for services rendered, it’s unfortunate that our experience is often more like the latter than the former.

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Topics: Engagement, HDHP, Health Insurance, Healthcare, Healthtech, Health

Back to Basics

Posted by Rob LaHayne on Oct 23, 2017 11:15:49 AM

Healthcare is complicated. Possibly the most under understated comment in history. Health insurance is required. The ACA tells employers they must offer health insurance to their employees. Further, if companies want to be able to attract and retain top talent, they must offer competitive plans.

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Topics: Health Insurance, Healthcare, ACA, Health, Health Tech

Consumerism is Real

Posted by Rob LaHayne on Oct 23, 2017 10:54:08 AM

“Consumerism” gets thrown around a lot by the payers, entrepreneurs, brokers and anyone trying to address healthcare members present and future concerns. But what does consumerism really mean?

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Topics: Consumerism, HDHP, Health Insurance, Healthcare, 2017 Annual Kaiser Family Foundation Employer Heal, PPO, TouchCare, Health Tech