USI Comments on the Rise of Telemedicine

In case you missed it, USI’s national health care practice vice president, Jeff Levy, was featured in Business Insurance Magazine’s November 2018 cover story, “Telemedicine expands care, adds exposures.” In the article, Jeff states, “We’re a mobile society. We are a consumer-driven society. We have to get our health care when it’s convenient for us, not when…

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…