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edHEALTH’s Tracy Hassett Named Top 10 Power Captive Owner

May 20

Captive Power 50

From the May 20, 2021 issue of Captive ReviewCaptive Review recognized Educators Health Exchange (edHEALTH) President and CEO, Tracy Hassett, as a top 10 Power Captive Owner. The Captive Review Power 50 is an annual list of the most influential captive insurance professionals from the last year. With entrants from around the world, the list represents the best of the best of the captive industry.

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Partnerships and Collaborations: a 23-Member Health Consortium

Jan 13

Chronicle of Higher Education

Reproduced from the special edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education: Financial Strategies for a Crisis and BeyondBy ALEXANDER C. KAFKA | December 2020As with the upstate New York consortia, New England has its own consortia within consortia and overlapping groups. For instance, a major driver of collaborative thinking in the region has been the 19-member Boston Consortium, founded in 1995. Its members share audit resources, risk-management and travel pools, specialty working groups (“communities of practice”), and professional-development programs. Three members — Babson College, Olin College of Engineering, and Wellesley College — have their own consortium, too, with student cross-registration opportunities and some shared administrative functions and student activities. In addition, originating from discussions in 2006 among Boston Consortium members, some colleges and charter ...

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Lessons from a Higher Education Captive: 3 Proven Ways to Help Members Navigate the Pandemic

Dec 14

Risk Retention Reporter

Reproduced from the December 2020 issue of the Risk Retention ReporterDownload the December 2020 edHEALTH Risk Retention Reporter Reprint.pdfBy CYNTHIA MCGRATH | December 24, 2020As the coronavirus pandemic has decimated large swaths of the economy, higher education has been hit particularly hard. Many colleges and universities were already experiencing shaky finances before COVID. Sixty percent of schools missed their fall 2019 enrollment goals according to a February 2020 Chronicle of Higher Education story. Changing demographics and drops in international enrollment are cited as primary contributors. There’s been a significant drop in the U.S. birthrate, leading to projected enrollment declines for the foreseeable future. New government policies limited the number of international students who generally pay full tuition prices.The pandemic has exacerbated these financial pressures....

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Higher Ed Institutions Facing a Bottom-Line Squeeze Should Look at Their Health Benefits

Apr 1

New England Journal of Higher Education

Published in the April 1, 2020 issue of the New England Journal of Higher Education.By CYNTHIA McGRATH | April 1, 2020The COVID-19 pandemic is top of mind for everyone. There’s no aspect of our lives that’s been untouched. For colleges and universities, the novel coronavirus crisis has caused a major educational shift. Campuses are closed to students. Courses have moved online. And, many graduation ceremonies will be canceled or postponed. How long the new norm continues is unknown, but there is bound to be an effect on higher education budgets.Before COVID-19 entered our lives, colleges and universities were already facing enormous pressures on their bottom lines. Sixty percent of higher education institutions (HEIs) missed their fall 2019 enrollment goals, according to a recent Chronicle of Higher Education story. Changing demographics and drops in international enrollments are prim...

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