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December 2021 | December 2021 edHEALTH Newsletter.pdf

  • How two edHEALTH committees gain trend perspectives and develop strategies to drive down
  • Why healthcare costs are rising and discover 3 risk management levers that unlock savings
  • Which role Tracy Hassett has assumed on the VCIA board
  • Which employee engagement communications are available to help faculty and staff understand and navigate their healthcare benefits

November 2021 | November 2021 edHEALTH newsletter.pdf

  • Why Saint Joseph’s College is a good fit for the captive solution
  • What is Advanced Primary Care and why is it an important healthcare policy
  • Which carrier Point32Health selected as its national network provider
  • How edHEALTH helped higher ed HR leaders during the pandemic
  • Which forums you won’t want to miss

October 2021 | October 2021 edHEALTH newsletter.pdf

  • How moving to self-insurance and edHEALTH will benefit the College of Holy Cross
  • Why employers must focus on employee mental health
  • What’s next for the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan merger
  • How edHEALTH is involved in the search for a new president of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association
  • Which forums you won’t want to miss

September 2021 | September 2021 newsletter.pdf

  • How a mobile ambulance service provided terrific care at low costs to one of our member school employees
  • Who is speaking at this year’s annual member-owner meeting
  • Why the clinical intervention program is effective
  • Which conferences edHEALTH is speaking at
  • How edHEALTH’s website has been enhanced

August 2021 | August 2021 edHEALTH newsletter.pdf

  • How the First Annual Strategic Reviews Will Inform Future Initiatives
  • Why it Takes a Systemic Approach to Ensure Healthcare Equity in Keeping with Diversity and Inclusion Goals
  • Results from the 2021 edHEALTH Walking Challenge
  • Where to Access Claims and Financial Reports

May 2021 | May 2021 edHEALTH newsletter.pdf

  • How advisors collaborate with the edHEALTH team to identify solutions for their clients
  • Why the May 26 Thought Leadership Seminar is a not-to-be-missed event
  • The 3 Steps to Find Out How Much Your School Will Save on Employee Health Benefits
  • Why COVID-19 mandatory vaccines at colleges and universities are controversial and how our member schools are proceeding

April 2021 | April 2021 edHEALTH Newsletter.pdf

  • How to Unlock Additional Savings if You’re a Go-it-Alone Self-Insured Healthcare Purchaser
  • Information on edHEALTH’s May 26 Thought Leadership Seminar
  • Details on edHEALTH’s 4th Annual Walking Challenge
  • How member school employees can access participating providers nationwide

March 2021 | March 2021 newsletter.pdf

  • How HR's Role Become More Interesting and Rewarding After Joining edHEALTH
  • Why it’s a Challenge to Control Rising Healthcare Costs
  • Details on New Complimentary Lunch and Learn Series for Faculty and Staff
  • How Football Holds Everyday Lessons for edHEALTH

February 2021 | February 2021 Newsletter.pdf

  • How partnerships and collaboration are helpful strategies during the crisis and beyond – from the “Chronicle of Higher Education”
  • Boston College’s Financial VP’s perspective on why joining a captive is a sound financial strategy for higher education and secondary school institutions
  • How to hear Dr. Stuart Altman’s perspective (Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University) and insights about the changing landscape of the healthcare system in Washington and in state capitols
  • Why walking is keeping the edHEALTH team sane and healthy

December 2020 | December 2020 Newsletter.pdf

  • 3 Proven Ways to Help Members Navigate the Pandemic – published in the December 2020 edition of Risk Retention Reporter
  • How Plan Designs were Informed by High-Performance Analysis
  • Tips for Surviving the Pandemic from the edHEALTH Team
  • What the Team is Doing for the Holidays in Place of Exchanging Gifts
  • How to Effectively Engage Your Employees

November 2020 | November 2020 edHEALTH newsletter.pdf

  • The hidden effects of reduced 2020 healthcare costs and bold solutions that can help address the financial challenges ahead
  • Why educational institutions with fully insured health insurance arrangements for their employees are leaving money on the table
  • edHEALTH’s new employee engagement communications

October 2020 | October 2020 edHEALTH newsletter.pdf

  • Why the mental health crisis could get worse and how HR can respond
  • Why edHEALTH chose Vermont for its stop-loss subsidiary, Educators Health Insurance Exchange
  • edHEALTH’s first Thought Leadership seminar on employee engagement trends, best practices, and insights

August 2020 | August 2020 edHEALTH news.pdf

May 2020 | May 2020 edHEALTH newsletter.pdf

April 2020 | April 2020 edHEALTH news.pdf

February 2020 | Feb 2020 edHEALTH news.pdf

December 2019 | December edHEALTH news.pdf

November 2019 | November 2019 edHEALTH news.pdf

October 2019 | October 2019 edHEALTH news.pdf

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April 2019 newsletter.pdf

January 2019 news.pdf

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

Mar 22
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 (edHEALT...

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

Dec 16
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 i...

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

Dec 31
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 impac...

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

Oct 31
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 leader Megan NailThe Cos...

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edHEALTH President and CEO featured in Global Captive Podcast

Sep 6
GCP image for interview about edHEALTH

Hear from edHEALTH President and CEO Tracy Hassett as she was interviewed with Spring Consulting’s Managing Partner Karin Landry in a recent GCP Short. In th...

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

Apr 27
infusion medication on IV

Last month we highlighted how both cost and utilization are increasing when it comes to prescription drugs. Much of the increase is due to the rise in specia...

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

Sep 26
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 virtual...

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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
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...

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Annual edHEALTH President Letter for Member-Owners

Jan 25
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 l...

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

Mar 30
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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 boa...

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

Apr 7
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 f...

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Tracy Hassett Selected Vice Chair of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association

Dec 15
Captive Insurance

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

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

May 3
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Read about: The emergence of biosimilars for curbing specialty costsGearing up for edHEALTH's 5th annual Walking ChallengeNews and tips for spring health and...

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Understanding the value and costs of cell and gene therapy

Jun 30
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 an...

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

May 31
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 ...

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

Jun 30
cell and gene theapy

In our summer newsletter, you'll findAn overview of the value and cost of cell and gene therapyShare-it downloads for promoting summer safety among employees...

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

Jul 28
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....

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Share-it Employee Engagement Communications

Sep 22
edHEALTH employee engagement share-it communications

edHEALTH provides share-it employee engagement communications to help member school employees navigate and maximize their healthcare benefits. Check out thes...

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edHEALTH President & CEO Talks Advanced Medical Stop Loss at VCIA on August 11, 2022

Aug 9
Tracy Hassett speaks at VCIA on 8-11-22

Want to learn more about Captive Insurance? Join edHEALTH's President & CEO, Tracy Hassett, along with other industry leaders, talks about medical stop l...

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

Oct 17
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 on November 2 with industry leader Megan Nail4 str...

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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
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 ...

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

Oct 27
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 ...

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