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…

USI Northeast Client Hunterdon Medical Center Recognized for Workplace Wellness

USI Northeast is proud to recognize Hunterdon Medical Center on recently winning the Healthcare Heroes Award for Workplace Wellness from NJ Biz! Hunterdon Medical Center is an acute-care hospital located in Flemington, N.J. USI Insurance Services has been managing the employee benefits program, including medical and population health management (PHM), for the past few years.…

Pharmacogenomics: Better Health and Cost Savings

Drugs are formulated for normal physiology. Physicians with knowledge of a person’s unique genetic makeup can better determine which drugs will be most effective. Anyone who has watched a commercial for a prescription medication expects to hear a disclaimer warning of potential health hazards. Possible side effects — depending on the medication — can range…

Lessons Learned from the 2017-2018 Flu Season

A particularly virulent influenza strain, H3N2, was responsible for a record number of illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths this winter. U.S. health officials say that flu-related hospitalizations were the highest they’ve been in 10 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that there were almost 82 laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations per 100,000 population, breaking records…