We provide employee benefits consulting to small and mid-size employer groups. We are experts in fully insured and self-funded programs, offering expert advice on your group medical, dental, life, disability and vision plans. Our core services include strategic planning and development, advanced cost containment, wellness programs,  human resources consulting, employee communications, and legal compliance.

What We Do

We provide employee benefits health and welfare consulting to small and mid-size employer groups. We are experts in fully insured and self-funded programs. We consult with you regarding your group medical, dental, life, disability and vision plans. Our core services include:

Strategic Planning and Development

  • Strategic Planning Session to access your challenges and opportunities.  You will be exposed to our unique strategies, tools and resources to help you redesign your program.  Our proprietary cost containment tool kit will drive discussion of innovative methods to improve plan performance.
  • Benchmarking – We will evaluate your plan designs, costs, funding, contribution strategies and demographics as compared to norms for your industry.
  • Development of a formal Annual Plan which captures all short, mid and long term initiatives along with normal brokerage activities.

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Ongoing Support Services

  • Quarterly plan adherence updates which track progress against the Annual Plan
  • Rapid response to your issues such as claims, billing, provider access, etc usually within one hour
  • Medical advocacy support services to assist employees and their families with medical provider selection, pricing, claims resolution and clinical assistance.
  • Financial utilization and claims analysis with advanced data analysis available for groups of 500 or more (self-funded)
  • Monthly employer e-newsletter with topical information for employee benefits and HR

Plan Renewal Support Services

  • We will design your market RFP with the specifications agreed upon. We then manage the RFP responses by maintaining clear communication with each potential carrier or vendor.
  • You will be provided with a custom time table that captures all renewal activities, responsible parties and due dates.
  • We manage the negotiation process with each carrier or vendor.  We drive performance and rate guarantees to produce the best contract terms possible.
  • Comprehensive market response summary detailing plan design, premium, provider disruption and contribution modeling
  • Contract review and assistance with transition issues

HR Consulting

  • Day-to-day telephonic and email support for HR questions and issues
  • Discounted fee arrangements for special HR projects
  • Educational webinars and seminars throughout the year

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Employee Communications

  • Quarterly multimedia employee wellness e-newsletters
  • Customized open enrollment brochures, posters, announcements bulletins, etc.
  • Web-based employee benefits websites including vendor connectivity
  • Online/Paper Employee Benefit Surveys
  • Open Enrollment Support

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Employer Administration

  • Billing and enrollment process assessment with efficiency recommendations
  • Coordination of vendor outsourcing for COBRA, FSA, payroll and leave administration

Legal Compliance

  • Legal helpline with telephonic and email support
  • Compliance support
  • Webinars and seminars throughout the year regarding legislative updates
  • On-time special advisories
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