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Telemedicine expands care, adds exposures

Oct 8

Telemedicine expands care, adds exposuresBusiness InsuranceGLORIA GONZALEZ | November 4, 2018Telemedicine helps fill the gap for access to primary doctors and provides healthcare access to busy people.  However, the follow up care gap is inconsistent.Read the Business Insurance article - Telemedicine expands care, adds exposures


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Future of Health Care event focuses on keeping employees healthy

Oct 8

Future of Health Care event focuses on keeping employees healthy Pittsburgh Business TimesNICK KEPPLER | October 25, 2018Colleges and universities in Massachusetts were looking for ways to cut costs amid rapid growth in costs and tuition in higher education. This was the genesis of edHEALTH.Read the Pittsburgh Business Times article - Future of Health Care event focuses on keeping employees healthy


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Olin College of Engineering's Stephen Hannabury Named Distinguished Business Officer of the Year by NACUBO

Oct 8

Olin College of Engineering's Stephen Hannabury Named Distinguished Business Officer of the Year by NACUBOOlin College of Engineering | July 31, 2017Stephen Hannabury of Dedham, Mass., has been named the 2017 Distinguished Business Officer of the Year by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). Steve was a key founder and leader of the innovative edHEALTH initiative, one of the country’s first group health insurance programs of its kind. It is the reason why Olin employees saw no increase in their health insurance premiums in 2014, 2015, a two-percent decrease in 2016 and no increases for many employees in 2017, as well as a “holiday” from paying last December’s medical premium.Read the article - Olin College of Engineering's Stephen Hannabury Named Distinguished Business Officer of the Year by NACUBO


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Christmas comes early at Olin

Oct 8

Christmas Comes Early at OlinBoston GlobePRIYANKA DAYAL McCLUSKEY | December 5, 2016The faculty and staff at Olin College of Engineering are getting a rare and unexpected holiday treat this month: a break from health insurance.Olin College officials said they’ve made so much progress in curbing health care costs this year that their employees don’t have to pay any premiums in December.For 96 people who work at the small Needham college, that means extra cash they can use for holiday shopping, or anything else.Olin is one of a dozen local colleges and universities that have teamed up to cut health insurance costs. Instead of buying coverage from insurers, they formed their own insurance company, sharing the costs and risks for their combined 10,000 employees.When those employees stay fairly healthy and medical claims are low, the schools save on insurance costs.The consortium, called e...


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Institutions that have joined to form health-care consortia are benefiting from cost savings

Oct 8

National Association of College and University Business Officers NANCY MANN JACKSON | October 12, 2016Against the backdrop of mounting criticism over rising higher education costs, college and university business officers are looking for creative ways to cut those costs. For many, the area of escalating employee health­care prices is an ideal place to start. Across the country, several groups of higher education institutions have joined to form health insurance consortia, working together to provide benefits to their employees at a fraction of the cost they once paid individually. "With the rising costs of higher education, anything we can do to lower that cost is important," says Tracy Hassett, CEO and president of edHealth, a health insurance collaborative launched in 2013 by 11 colleges and universities in the Boston area. "And working together to provide health insurance for emplo...


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College collaboration leads to self-insurance savings

Sep 24

College collaboration leads to self-insurance savingsWorcester Business JournalSAM BONACCI | OCTOBER 12, 2015One year ago, when Worcester Polytechnic Institute dove into the high-risk, high-reward world of self-insurance, it hoped the gamble would pay off enough to keep tuition in check. Luckily, WPI had friends. WPI joined a new collaborative of colleges and universities – called Educators Health LLC, or EdHealth– that has allowed small- to mid-sized schools to pool their self-insurance efforts and keep potential outlandish costs in check. The result over that first year was less risk and more savings.Read the article - EdHealth+WBJ.pdf


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