Entries by Acrisure

Help employees avoid 5 health insurance mistakes, then reap the benefits

During open enrollment, employees usually familiarize themselves with their coverage. But just a few months later, much is forgotten. Even the savviest employees can get confused – and frustrated – with their health insurance. Over time, two out of ten employees regret their benefits decision, according to an online Harris Poll. Employers can avoid these […]

Trend report: Precision medicine and personalized healthcare

If you think genetic testing options like 23AndMe and Ancestry.com are just a flash-in-the-pan, think again. Genetic data is creating a new paradigm in healthcare: Forbes reports that precision medicine could eventually remove the need for guesswork and make medical treatment more efficient and cost-effective. The roots of this approach can be traced to the Human Genome […]

Health literacy: A medical conundrum and a health insurance hurdle

Roughly nine out of ten people have low health literacy, which means they have trouble understanding basic health information and making appropriate decisions. It’s a costly issue in terms of personal wellbeing and overall healthcare costs. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that more than 90 million adults in the United States have low […]

Meeting Millennials’ needs (and wants)

Millennials are coming of age. They comprise one-third of today’s workforce, with more Millennials on the job than Gen X’er or baby boomers, according to a Pew Research report. Their needs — and their preferences — have a growing influence on the way health insurance and health care are delivered. Millennials are generally defined as […]