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Saving Costs When Fighting Cancer

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Cancer is one of the leading causes of death and disease in the United States. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that approximately 1.7 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2018. Cancer not only takes a huge toll on the health of patients and […]

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By the Numbers: Late Stage Cancer Diagnosis

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Melanoma is 43 times more expensive following diagnosis at Stage IV compared to Stage 0. By Abigail Riolo, Data Analyst In 2016, the American Cancer Society identified more than 15.5 Million Americans with a history of cancer. An estimated 1,735,350 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2018. […]

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Transparency, Control & Cost Savings

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February of 2018 Edition Another busy 1/1 season comes to a close. This one seemed to run longer than in years past. Many more employers decided there has to be a better way to fund their employees’ medical benefits. Maybe a bit late, but at least all of these employers […]

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Ways to Save on High Cost Specialty Drugs

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Specialty drugs are typically high dollar medications. Many specialty drugs can be administered in a hospital setting, outpatient setting, and at home, but not all suppliers charge the same. A claimant who obtains the specialty drug from the hospital pharmacy, and not their listed specialty pharmacy, often pays triple the […]

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Choosing a TPA

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  Choosing a TPA At its most basic, self-funding is a mechanism an employer uses to pay for its employees’ health care. It’s also an investment in controlling a major cost of doing business. The employer relies on three consultants to deliver a return on that investment: their insurance advisor, […]

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