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 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.…

Stepping into Lower Drug Costs

Step therapy can save money but some say there can be a downside. One way to keep your health benefit plan’s overall costs lower is to encourage employees to choose generic drugs whenever possible. The U. S. healthcare system saved $1.68 trillion from 2005 to 2014 by using generic drugs, according to the IMS Institute…

USI’s Manoj Rajwani to Present at ISCEBS Conference in NYC May 16

With health care costs on the rise and ongoing confusion around how claim costs are determined, it’s hard to advocate for your employees and save your organization valuable dollars on the benefit spend. Reference-based reimbursements (RBR’s) are just one way of tackling the exorbitant increases demanded by hospitals and providers. Hear from USI Vice President…

The Devil in the Details

Can Amazon, Berkshire  and JP Morgan Chase Forge a New Healthcare Frontier? By Mike Turpin, USI Executive Vice President Leader’s Edge magazine, March 2018 Three of America’s most admired companies—Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase—representing close to two million employees, recently announced the formation of a company to tackle the unsustainable and surging costs of healthcare…