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Three New edHEALTH Offerings in 2024: The Result of Thoughtful Strategic Planning

Nov 29, 2023

collage of apple with hear, piggy bank with umbrella and tootbrush and floss In our November 2023 newsletter, you'll read about:3 new p... Read Full Post

New Chief Financial and Operating Officer Featured in Captive Publications

Nov 17, 2023

photo of  David White, new edRISK CFO/COO against green trees Thank you, Captive International and Captive Intelligence, for featuring David White joining edHEALTH and edRISK effective December 1, 2023. You can read these announcements here: Read Full Post

edRISK and edHEALTH Welcome New Chief Financial and Operating Officer with Over 20 Years of Experience in the Captive Industry

Nov 15, 2023

photo of new edRISK CFO/COO against green trees November 15, 2023 – edRISK and edHEALTH, a consortium of educational institutions providing greater health-care-related savings and services through group purchasing, ownership, and data-driven programs, announced to... Read Full Post

Learn about our Open Position for a Health Benefits Analyst/Membership Support

Nov 14, 2023

We are hiring sign on an exterior wood door edHEALTH helps educational institutions save money on their employee healthcare costs, facilitates collaboration between Human Resources and Finance, and uncovers innovative opportunities to improve the health and well-being of facu... Read Full Post

edHEALTH Member-Owner School Receives 2 Wellness Awards This Fall and Much More in our October Newsletter

Oct 30, 2023

edHEALTH Member-Owner School Receives 2 Wellness Awards This Fall and Much More in our October Newsletter In our October 2023 newsletter, you'll read about:Creating inclusive employee benefits: A blueprint for diversity, equity, and inclusion Read Full Post

edHEALTH President and CEO to Continue as VCIA Board Chair

Oct 24, 2023

TracyHassettPhotofrom2022 This fall, our own Tracy Hassett was endorsed for and reappointed as Board Chair for The Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) for a second term. Continuing in this role enables Tracy to see through the strategic planning now underway to... Read Full Post

edHEALTH President and CEO to Continue as VCIA Board Chair

Oct 24, 2023

TracyHassettPhotofrom2022 This fall, our own Tracy Hassett was endorsed for and reappointed as Board Chair for The Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) for a second term. Continuing in this role enables Tracy to see through the strategic planning now underway to... Read Full Post

edHEALTH President and CEO to Continue as VCIA Board Chair

Oct 24, 2023

TracyHassettPhotofrom2022 This fall, our own Tracy Hassett was endorsed for and reappointed as Board Chair for The Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) for a second term. Continuing in this role enables Tracy to see through the strategic planning now underway to... Read Full Post

Tips for Planning Your 2024 Annual Open Enrollment

Oct 4, 2023

team of professionals looking at print for planning Read edHEALTH's September 2023 newsletter to discover: Read Full Post

Addressing Today's Changing HR Needs: Tips from 2 Higher Education Leaders and More

Jun 30, 2023

Marymichele Delaney from the College of the Holy Cross,Kristen Jadul form Bentley University, Teri Weber from Spring Consulting Group Check out edHEALTH's June 2023 newsletter Read Full Post

edHEALTH's 2022 annual report is now available to read

Jun 22, 2023

edHEALTH annual report with numbers on chalkboard and writing In commemoration of edHEALTH's ten-year anniversary, we published our first annual report. In it, we highlight how we have saved member-owner schools more than $155 million since inception and the many additional services available to memb... Read Full Post

Spring updates that focus on mental health awareness and creating a healthier workplace

Jun 2, 2023

woman stressing on computer Check out edHEALTH's May 2023 newsletter, featuring:   Understanding growing behavioral health needs &how to support a healthier workplaceedHEALTH featured in Read Full Post

President and CEO Invited to Share edHEALTH Story and Captive Savings with Risk & Insurance Magazine

May 22, 2023

college campus with green quad in spring This spring, edHEALTH President and CEO Tracy Hassett had the honor of being interviewed by Risk & Insurance magazine by Emma Brenner. The  May/June 2023 feature highlights "how higher education institut... Read Full Post

Guest Spotlight: The Intersection of Employee Wellness & Pharmacy Costs plus Industry Insights and Member-Owner Updates

May 12, 2023

Photo by Bluewater Sweden Read our April newsletter for valuable insights and edHEALTH member-owner updates:The Intersection of Employee Wellness & Pharmacy Costs (Guest Spotlight)April's Autism Awareness... Read Full Post

Join Us on Thursday, May 11 for our Spring Thought Leadership Series

Apr 19, 2023

Join Us on Thursday, May 11 for our Spring Thought Leadership Series May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In recognition of this important subject matter, please join us for an honest discussion about the state of mental health in the workplace and what steps employers can take to help improve the well-being of... Read Full Post

edHEALTH’s Tracy Hassett Named to Top 20 Captive Owner List 2023

Apr 5, 2023

edHEALTH’s Tracy Hassett Named to Top 20 Captive Owner List 2023 Congratulations to our own President and CEO A. Tracy Hassett. She is named one of Captive Review's Top 20 Captive Owners 2023. Tracy received recognition for her commitment to edHEALTH and her work as the current board chair of the Vermon... Read Full Post

Want to learn what's new at edHEALTH? Read our February update.

Feb 28, 2023

2 female professionals, one looking to advise another Check out edHEALTH's February 2023 newsletter, featuring: Answers to what Benefit Advisors askInsights from our Captive ManagerMember-owner calendar corner Savings tip for select behavioral ... Read Full Post

Want to learn what's new at edHEALTH? Read our February update.

Feb 28, 2023

2 female professionals, one looking to advise another Check out edHEALTH's February 2023 newsletter, featuring: Answers to what Benefit Advisors askInsights from our Captive ManagerMember-owner calendar corner Savings tip for select behavioral ... Read Full Post

Want to learn what's new at edHEALTH? Read our February update.

Feb 28, 2023

2 female professionals, one looking to advise another Check out edHEALTH's February 2023 newsletter, featuring: Answers to what Benefit Advisors askInsights from our Captive ManagerMember-owner calendar corner Savings tip for select behavioral ... Read Full Post

Want to learn what's new at edHEALTH? Read our February update.

Feb 28, 2023

2 female professionals, one looking to advise another Check out edHEALTH's February 2023 newsletter, featuring: Answers to what Benefit Advisors askInsights from our Captive ManagerMember-owner calendar corner Savings tip for select behavioral ... Read Full Post

Rising Costs of Rx: 3 Ways to Maximize Savings Opportunities with Employees plus HR's FAQ about edHEALTH

Jan 30, 2023

pharmacist behind the counter What you'll read about in edHEALTH's January 2023 newsletter:Rising costs of Rx: 3 ways to maximize savings opportunities with you... Read Full Post

Rising Costs of Rx: 3 Ways to Maximize Savings Opportunities with Employees plus HR's FAQ about edHEALTH

Jan 30, 2023

pharmacist behind the counter What you'll read about in edHEALTH's January 2023 newsletter:Rising costs of Rx: 3 ways to maximize savings opportunities with you... Read Full Post

Rising Costs of Rx: 3 Ways to Maximize Savings Opportunities with Employees plus HR's FAQ about edHEALTH

Jan 30, 2023

pharmacist behind the counter What you'll read about in edHEALTH's January 2023 newsletter:Rising costs of Rx: 3 ways to maximize savings opportunities with you... Read Full Post

Rising Costs of Rx: 3 Ways to Maximize Savings Opportunities with Employees plus HR's FAQ about edHEALTH

Jan 30, 2023

pharmacist behind the counter What you'll read about in edHEALTH's January 2023 newsletter:Rising costs of Rx: 3 ways to maximize savings opportunities with you... Read Full Post

Happy New Year Message from edHEALTH's President and CEO Tracy Hassett

Jan 10, 2023

edHEALTH President and CEO Tracy Hassett headshot 2022 Dear Colleagues,"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."These words, attributed... Read Full Post

edHEALTH Adds Three Board Members: Bentley University, Emerson College, KIPP Massachusetts Charter represented

Dec 12, 2022

3 New edHEALTH Board Members 12-22 (December 12, 2022) - edHEALTH announced today three new members were elected to the Educators Health LLC Board of Managers and the Educators Health Insuran... Read Full Post

Resources for Protecting against the Flu Season, Answers to Commonly Asked edHEALTH Finance Questions and More in our November Newsletter

Dec 2, 2022

Resources for Protecting against the Flu Season, Answers to Commonly Asked edHEALTH Finance Questions and More in our November Newsletter Check out edHEALTH's November 2022 newsletter, which features: Read Full Post

Read our October Update with Guest Post about the Cost of Musculoskeletal Conditions, Shareable Content for Employees, and More

Oct 31, 2022

Read our October Update with Guest Post about the Cost of Musculoskeletal Conditions, Shareable Content for Employees, and More Inside our October 2022 newsletter, you'll read about:Our November 2 virtual and free Thought Leadership Series with Human Resources l... Read Full Post

Tracy Hassett, edHEALTH's President and CEO elected as the new Board Chair

Oct 27, 2022

Tracy Hassett edHEALTH President & CEO Great news for the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA), as they've selected edHEALTH President & CEO to be their new Board Chair. The VCIA, one of the largest associations for captives worldwide, provides education an... Read Full Post

Tracy Hassett, edHEALTH's President and CEO elected as the new Board Chair

Oct 27, 2022

Tracy Hassett edHEALTH President & CEO Great news for the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA), as they've selected edHEALTH President & CEO to be their new Board Chair. The VCIA, one of the largest associations for captives worldwide, provides education an... Read Full Post

Sign up for our free Thought Leadership Series on November 2, read tips for a successful open enrollment and more

Oct 17, 2022

Megan Nail - thought leadership webinar on 11/2/22 In our September newsletter, you'll discover:How to sign up for our free virtual Thought Leadership Series Read Full Post

Sign up for our free Thought Leadership Series on November 2, read tips for a successful open enrollment and more

Oct 17, 2022

Megan Nail - thought leadership webinar on 11/2/22 In our September newsletter, you'll discover:How to sign up for our free virtual Thought Leadership Series Read Full Post

Sign up for our free Thought Leadership Series on November 2, read tips for a successful open enrollment and more

Oct 17, 2022

Megan Nail - thought leadership webinar on 11/2/22 In our September newsletter, you'll discover:How to sign up for our free virtual Thought Leadership Series Read Full Post

Sign up for our free Thought Leadership Series on November 2, read tips for a successful open enrollment and more

Oct 17, 2022

Megan Nail - thought leadership webinar on 11/2/22 In our September newsletter, you'll discover:How to sign up for our free virtual Thought Leadership Series Read Full Post

Planning for Your 2023 Annual Open Enrollment: 4 Strategies to Consider for Greater Success

Sep 26, 2022

3 women talking at conference table (photo by Photo by Yan Krukov) Photo by Yan KrukovSince the pandemic, most employers have seen significant shifts in how to manage open enrollment periods. From big fairs onsite to virt... Read Full Post

What do consumers think about their employer-provided health coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Jul 28, 2022

Doctor with phone for telehealth call It’s a question that America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) asked in a recent survey that the Locust Street Group completed on behalf of AHIP Coverage@Work.According to the study: Read Full Post

What do consumers think about their employer-provided health coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Jul 28, 2022

Doctor with phone for telehealth call It’s a question that America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) asked in a recent survey that the Locust Street Group completed on behalf of AHIP Coverage@Work.According to the study: Read Full Post

Discover summer safety tips to share, the value and cost of cell and gene therapy, and edHEALTH annual meeting news

Jun 30, 2022

cell and gene theapy In our summer newsletter, you'll findAn overview of the valu... Read Full Post

Understanding the value and costs of cell and gene therapy

Jun 30, 2022

Photo by National Cancer Institute Understanding the value and costs of cell and gene therapyInnovation in health care is constant and is marked often by significant breakthrough treatments and cures. ... Read Full Post

Understanding the value and costs of cell and gene therapy

Jun 30, 2022

Photo by National Cancer Institute Understanding the value and costs of cell and gene therapyInnovation in health care is constant and is marked often by significant breakthrough treatments and cures. ... Read Full Post

Understanding the value and costs of cell and gene therapy

Jun 30, 2022

Photo by National Cancer Institute Understanding the value and costs of cell and gene therapyInnovation in health care is constant and is marked often by significant breakthrough treatments and cures. ... Read Full Post

Supporting mental health awareness in the workplace should be year-round: Tips to help employers and more in our May newsletter

May 31, 2022

Mental health matters (image of ipad) In our most recent newsletter, you'll learn:Why workplaces should support employees with mental health awareness year-roundHow telehealth continues to be an important resource when it comes to behavioral health service... Read Full Post

What are Biosimilars? Learn more about this emerging Rx trend and more in edHEALTH's April newsletter.

May 3, 2022

Image of tablet or mobile phone with in-box highlighted Read about: The emergence of biosimilars for curbing specialty costsGearing up for edHEALTH's 5th annual Walking ChallengeNews and tips for spring health and wellbeingSurvey results from last mon... Read Full Post

What are Biosimilars? Learn more about this emerging Rx trend and more in edHEALTH's April newsletter.

May 3, 2022

Image of tablet or mobile phone with in-box highlighted Read about: The emergence of biosimilars for curbing specialty costsGearing up for edHEALTH's 5th annual Walking ChallengeNews and tips for spring health and wellbeingSurvey results from last mon... Read Full Post

What are Biosimilars? Learn more about this emerging Rx trend and more in edHEALTH's April newsletter.

May 3, 2022

Image of tablet or mobile phone with in-box highlighted Read about: The emergence of biosimilars for curbing specialty costsGearing up for edHEALTH's 5th annual Walking ChallengeNews and tips for spring health and wellbeingSurvey results from last mon... Read Full Post

What are Biosimilars? Learn more about this emerging Rx trend and more in edHEALTH's April newsletter.

May 3, 2022

Image of tablet or mobile phone with in-box highlighted Read about: The emergence of biosimilars for curbing specialty costsGearing up for edHEALTH's 5th annual Walking ChallengeNews and tips for spring health and wellbeingSurvey results from last mon... Read Full Post

What are Biosimilars? Learn more about this emerging Rx trend and more in edHEALTH's April newsletter.

May 3, 2022

Image of tablet or mobile phone with in-box highlighted Read about: The emergence of biosimilars for curbing specialty costsGearing up for edHEALTH's 5th annual Walking ChallengeNews and tips for spring health and wellbeingSurvey results from last mon... Read Full Post

What are Biosimilars? Learn more about this emerging Rx trend and more in edHEALTH's April newsletter.

May 3, 2022

Image of tablet or mobile phone with in-box highlighted Read about: The emergence of biosimilars for curbing specialty costsGearing up for edHEALTH's 5th annual Walking ChallengeNews and tips for spring health and wellbeingSurvey results from last mon... Read Full Post

More on the Rx Front: The slow emergence in the U.S. of biosimilars for curbing specialty costs

Apr 27, 2022

infusion medication on IV Last month we highlighted how Read Full Post

edHEALTH talks healthcare trends in the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts member newsletter

Apr 7, 2022

trend data report The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICU MASS) offered edHEALTH the opportunity to discuss one of the biggest trends facing schools today – healthcare and rising costs – in their most recent me... Read Full Post

edHEALTH talks healthcare trends in the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts member newsletter

Apr 7, 2022

trend data report The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICU MASS) offered edHEALTH the opportunity to discuss one of the biggest trends facing schools today – healthcare and rising costs – in their most recent me... Read Full Post

Join us on Monday, May 9th at 10 AM for our Virtual Thought Leadership Series: Wellness Programs - Perception vs. Reality - featuring Leena Johns, MD

Apr 6, 2022

Join us on Monday, May 9th at 10 AM for our Virtual Thought Leadership Series: Wellness Programs - Perception vs. Reality - featuring Leena Johns, MD Now more than ever. employers need to look at reality over perception and understand the true data of their employees and covered family members’ healthcare utilization. Dr. Johns looks at the healt... Read Full Post

Read our latest newsletter - featuring why prescription costs are on the rise and much more

Mar 30, 2022

Photo of  tablet by NordWood Themes Learn about:The big picture when it comes to medication breakthroughs, their costs, and how we all play a role in trying to control costsedHEALTH's 3 new board members When edHEALTH's 2022 Walking Ch... Read Full Post

On the Rx Front: More breakthroughs, continued increases in prices Understanding the big picture, and how we all play a role in trying to control costs.

Mar 29, 2022

image of woman with her 7-day pill box. Healthcare experts, employers, and consumers alike recognize the significance prescription drugs have in today’s world. Thanks to clinical innovations in the pharmaceutical world, especially when it comes to Read Full Post

edHEALTH Adds Three Board Members Brandeis University, College of the Holy Cross, and Wellesley College Represented

Mar 22, 2022

Photo of 3 new board members: Marymichele Delaney, Melissa Fletcher  and Sam Solomon (March 22, 2022) - edHEALTH announced today three new members were elected to the edHEALTH LLC Board of Managers and the edHEALTH Insurance Exchange (edHEALTH Captive) Subscribers Advisory Commit... Read Full Post

edHEALTH Adds Three Board Members Brandeis University, College of the Holy Cross, and Wellesley College Represented

Mar 22, 2022

Photo of 3 new board members: Marymichele Delaney, Melissa Fletcher  and Sam Solomon (March 22, 2022) - edHEALTH announced today three new members were elected to the edHEALTH LLC Board of Managers and the edHEALTH Insurance Exchange (edHEALTH Captive) Subscribers Advisory Commit... Read Full Post

Annual edHEALTH President Letter for Member-Owners

Jan 25, 2022

look back at 2021 and look ahead to 2022 Dear Colleagues,Strength.  Resilience.  Support.  Collaboration.  Opportunity.  Hope.  Trust.  These are just a few of the words that come to my mind as we look ahead to 2022.  We are still ... Read Full Post

What is Advanced Primary Care and why is it an Important Healthcare Policy

Dec 31, 2021

Principles of Primary Care graphic by Primary Care Collaborative. BY CYNTHIA MCGRATH | November 15, 2021Primary care practices, which are crucial in providing coordinated, efficient, and high-value care, were severely impacted by the pandemic. Primary Care Providers (PCPs) closed or... Read Full Post

What is Advanced Primary Care and why is it an Important Healthcare Policy

Dec 31, 2021

Principles of Primary Care graphic by Primary Care Collaborative. BY CYNTHIA MCGRATH | November 15, 2021Primary care practices, which are crucial in providing coordinated, efficient, and high-value care, were severely impacted by the pandemic. Primary Care Providers (PCPs) closed or... Read Full Post

Unstoppable Healthcare Cost Pac-Man Gobbling Up Valuable Resources - Discover 3 cutting-edge risk management levers to unlock savings

Dec 16, 2021

Unstoppable Healthcare Cost Pac-Man Gobbling Up Valuable Resources - Discover 3 cutting-edge risk management levers to unlock savings BY CYNTHIA MCGRATH | December 16, 2021Unstoppable healthcare costs are eating up resources that companies and governments could better use to advance other important priorities. Healthcare rate increases will jump around 5% in 2021, acco... Read Full Post

Unstoppable Healthcare Cost Pac-Man Gobbling Up Valuable Resources - Discover 3 cutting-edge risk management levers to unlock savings

Dec 16, 2021

Unstoppable Healthcare Cost Pac-Man Gobbling Up Valuable Resources - Discover 3 cutting-edge risk management levers to unlock savings BY CYNTHIA MCGRATH | December 16, 2021Unstoppable healthcare costs are eating up resources that companies and governments could better use to advance other important priorities. Healthcare rate increases will jump around 5% in 2021, acco... Read Full Post

Tracy Hassett Selected Vice Chair of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association

Dec 15, 2021

Captive Insurance Educators Health Exchange President, Tracy Hassett, was selected Vice Chair by the Board of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA). VCIA ... Read Full Post

Point32Health Selects UnitedHealthcare as its National Network – What This Means to Tufts Health Plan and HPHC Members

Nov 10, 2021

Providers across the nation Point32Health, the combined Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care organization, selected UnitedHealthcare as its national network provider effective January 1, 2024. UnitedHealthcare is already the national provider for Harvard Pilg... Read Full Post

Why Employers Must Focus on Improving Workplace Mental Health - 3 Strategies to Support Employees

Oct 20, 2021

mental_health_spelled_in_scrabble_tiles BY CYNTHIA MCGRATH | October 21, 2021The Mental Health Crisis and Its Effects on Employees and EmployersThe pandemic has upended lives and led to increased rates of stress, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. Seventy-six p... Read Full Post

Why Employers Must Focus on Improving Workplace Mental Health - 3 Strategies to Support Employees

Oct 20, 2021

mental_health_spelled_in_scrabble_tiles BY CYNTHIA MCGRATH | October 21, 2021The Mental Health Crisis and Its Effects on Employees and EmployersThe pandemic has upended lives and led to increased rates of stress, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. Seventy-six p... Read Full Post

COVID-19 Vaccine Policies Provoke Strong Opinions: 100% of edHEALTH Member Colleges Will Require

Aug 10, 2021

Chart of mandatory covid-19 policies 2021 BY CYNTHIA MCGRATH | UPDATED AUGUST 10, 2021Colleges and universities should require COVID-19 vaccines for all students who plan to attend in-person classes, according to an April 14 Read Full Post

To Effectively Engage Your Employees, Focus on The Message

Dec 15, 2020

To Effectively Engage Your Employees, Focus on The Message BY CYNTHIA MCGRATH | DECEMBER 15, 2020It’s a challenging, yet critical, time to increase your employee engagement efforts. The education sector is facing significant challenges due to enrollment drops and the costs of COVID prevent... Read Full Post

Teetering at the Precipice of Anxiety and Depression Crisis – How Can HR Respond?

Oct 7, 2020

person with head down against wall BY CYNTHIA MCGRATH | OCTOBER 7, 2020The Trends and Why They Could Get WorseThe pandemic has upended everyone’s life and the strains are showing in the escalat... Read Full Post

Teetering at the Precipice of Anxiety and Depression Crisis – How Can HR Respond?

Oct 7, 2020

person with head down against wall BY CYNTHIA MCGRATH | OCTOBER 7, 2020The Trends and Why They Could Get WorseThe pandemic has upended everyone’s life and the strains are showing in the escalat... Read Full Post

Time for Some Good Healthcare News: Innovative Mobile Service Offers Excellent Care at Reduced Costs

Sep 13, 2020

Good news newspaper with elastic BY CYNTHIA MCGRATH | SEPTEMBER 14, 2021To borrow from actor John Krasinski, we can all use some good news – especially in healthcare. One of our member school employees has a story that makes us smile. Are you familiar wit... Read Full Post

Five Employer Healthcare Strategy Trends to Consider

Feb 18, 2020

What's next chaulkboard image BY CYNTHIA MCGRATH | FEBRUARY 18, 2020Tackling rising costs and gaps in healthcare quality remains a challenge. One of the hottest trends over the last few years to address these needs – high-deductible plans and cons... Read Full Post

Population Health Helps Improve Quality and Reduce Costs

Feb 4, 2019

questions in thought bubbles related to population health By CYNTHIA MCGRATH | February 4, 2019How do we go about improving care for our employees while reducing costs? That’s the conundrum facing most employer healthcare purchasers. According to Workpartners, edHEALTH’s data wareho... Read Full Post
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