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Telehealth not enough to offset crushing demand for mental health services

Despite the increase in the use of telehealth for mental health visits, utilization of mental health services is still down in 2020 compared to previous years. That means people with medical health issues are not getting the care they need.

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Premium holidays are no reason to celebrate

A premium holiday is where health insurance companies forego premiums when claim volume is low, since by law, insurance companies are obligated to spend 80% of premiums on medical expenses. But even in normal years, health insurance companies’ projections are typically too high. A more cost-effective approach for companies is to self fund their health plans, where they pay according to utilization.

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Mental healthcare is suffering during the pandemic; new data shows how much

An analysis of healthcare claims during the height of the coronavirus outbreak in the New York City metro area suggests concerning trends in behavioral healthcare utilization among Americans who need that care most.

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COVID-19 highlights limitations of fully insured health plans

This year’s worldwide COVID-19 pandemic further illuminates why employers should consider a self funded healthcare strategy over a fully insured health plan. 

Waterbury Health joins the trend

Waterbury HEALTH in Connecticut recently became part of an integrated delivery network set up by Brighton Health Plan Solutions, a New York-based company that brokers healthcare services between providers and employers.

Self funded employers don’t have to cut health coverage due to Coronavirus

There are several strategies employers can use to lower the cost of the healthcare they offer their employees. Michelle Zettergren, President of MagnaCare, explains the ways employers can save.

Press Releases

Atlantic Health System Joins Create® Network, Expanding  New Jersey-based Employees’ Innovative Benefits Options

Create Atlantic Health System increases access to affordable, quality care in New Jersey’s Morris, Sussex, Union and Warren Counties.

Waterbury HEALTH and ECHN Join Create® Network, Expanding Innovative Benefits Options for Connecticut Employees

Through Create, Waterbury HEALTH and Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) offer an integrated delivery network to self-insured employers.

MagnaCare Mobile Technology Wins Multiple Industry Accolades

MagnaCare’s MyCreateHealth mobile app won a Silver Best in Biz 2019 award in the Enterprise and SMB category, and has received merit recognition from Digital Health Awards in the Mobile Digital Health Resources category.

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Why more companies are switching to self funded health plans

 July 14, 2020

Self funding your employee benefits plan reduces benefit costs, increases flexibility, and eases health plan administration.

Technology contributes to health plan satisfaction
January 16, 2019

Advanced technology improves health plan performance and increases member satisfaction.