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…

Communicating the Value of Your Health Benefit Plan

You’ve worked hard to choose and provide the right group health benefit plan for your employees. The premiums are reasonable, the deductibles are low and plan participants have a good choice of health care providers. That’s a good start, but there’s something else you should do — educate your employees. The more your employees know…

The Benefits of Telemedicine

Recently, the state of Washington passed a law requiring employee health plans to reimburse providers for telemedicine services. That made Washington the 24th state to require “telemedicine parity.” Parity laws remove some of the barriers to more widespread adoption of telemedicine. Knowing they will be reimbursed for services makes healthcare providers more willing to offer…

Implementing a High-deductible Health Plan

USI has helped numerous employers reduce health care premiums between 13-15% through the effective implementation of a high-deductible plan, paired with programs to control employee out-of-pocket expenses. For example, USI helped a 600-life group reduce their premiums by 13% by moving the company to a high-deductible plan. In addition, we also helped execute an aggressive communication…