What’s Considered Medically Appropriate for Insurance to Be Expanded

Healthy groceries, home-delivered meals, air conditioners and grab bars in the bathroom may soon be some of the “medically appropriate” benefits covered by insurance. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services expanded the definition of “primarily health-related” benefits insurers can include in their Medicare Advantage policies. Beginning in 2019, insurers can provide retirees care and…

American Heart Association Recognizes USI for Workplace Health Achievement

The results of the American Heart Association’s 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced this summer, and USI achieved Gold level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. Companies recognized at the Gold level are among those that obtained the highest Index scores in 2018. Out of the…

Reference-Based Pricing — A “Transparent” Way of Paying Health Care Providers

By Manoj Rajwani, USI Vice President, Employee Benefits Employers and their employees continue to struggle with skyrocketing health care costs.  The job market is already competitive, and many companies are overwhelmed with  how to manage the benefit costs but still offer a quality program at the same time.  Many of those same organizations are diligent…

USI Northeast Gives Back Day: BronxWorks

USI Gives Back Day is all about investing in and saying thank you to the local communities that have been helping us grow! USI Northeast is proud to support our partners, BronxWorks, on their agency’s mission to feed, shelter, teach and support our neighbors. On August 16th, 2018, our USI Volunteers served over 100 Senior…