In the final installment of our recurring series on healthcare arbitrage, we round up a few other tactics which don't require as much ongoing involvement, but which can still provide important savings opportunities.
Misaligned incentives in healthcare drive costs endlessly upward. Independent plan design can deliver on the promise of better outcomes at a lower cost that major insurance carriers cannot fulfill.
In the fourth part of our recurring series on healthcare arbitrage, we explain how plans can use steerage to help members get the same care at a lower cost.
In the third part of our recurring series on healthcare arbitrate, we break down how MAPs and international sourcing can provide huge savings opportunities when members need high-cost drugs.
In the second part of our recurring series on healthcare arbitrage, we explain how plans can use white bagging to save money on high-cost and specialty drugs.
In this post, we break down strategies for moving clients to self-funded plans.
In the first part of this recurring series, we explore how health plans can use bundled pricing to improve members' care and reduce costs.
Insurance networks claim to give their members a discount on healthcare, but that term can be misleading. This post explains how both networks and RBP plans end up paying the prices they do.
In this webinar, we talk with Flume's COO, Dan Kraut, about what we're doing to help members make the most of the various features included in their health plan.
Unbundling the health plan creates significant savings opportunities, but advisors need to be ready to help their clients navigate the complexity of unbundled plans. Here are some tips for effective unbundling.
We spoke with Kevin Schlotman, Flume Health's Chief Client Officer, about how to make data-driven decisions about your health plan.
In this webinar, we break down the life of a single claim and show what it looks like to effectively manage health plan complexity.
When companies see healthcare costs as simply "the cost of doing business," they're leaving real money on the table. In this webinar, we highlight five areas where employers tend to overpay for healthcare.
We spoke to our in-house designer and front-end engineer, David Frey, about how Flume Health creates a great user experience.
Traditional networks may be the most well-known payment model for health coverage, but they're not the only option. Read this post for an overview of other options such as Direct Contracting and Reference-Based Pricing.
Emma Fox from E Powered Benefits joins the Flume Health marketing team for a practical discussion on effective employee communication.
Learn about one of the most important financial elements of any self-funded health plan.
Flume Health CEO Cedric Kovacs-Johnson talks about ways that employers can reduce healthcare spend without cutting benefits.
We spoke with several industry experts to get their take on what COVID-19 means for long-term healthcare costs. Here's what we learned.
Simon Elliott, Flume Health’s Director of Account Management, discusses the pros and cons of making a mid-year switch to self-funding and how to make the switch successfully.
Learn the basics about Reference Based Pricing and the benefits it offers for self-funded plans.
Direct contracting increases our ability to audit claims and catch fraud or abuse, as well as guarantee fair pricing for services and procedures.
Learn how Flume Health responds to balance bills, keeping members first.
Dr. Amy Mechley, founder of Integrated Family Care (a DPC out of Cincinnati) talks about the testing and treatment for COVID-19, and what self-funded plan sponsors should be aware of to mitigate their claims risk.
Our plans are designed around a simple but powerful idea: better outcomes lead to lower costs.
Flume Health's Customer Success Manager talks about how to go beyond just answering questions to make members feel truly supported.
Status quo health insurance is failing both employers and employees, and most TPAs aren't equipped to provide the change employers need. At Flume Health, we're doing things differently.
We separate fact from fiction when it comes to Open Access health coverage.
The main legislative solutions to balance billing may be a step in the right direction, but they fail to address the root of the issue.
Open Enrollment is the best time of year to learn how to make the most of your health coverage. Here are five questions you should ask.
We talked to Flume Health COO Kevin Schlotman about the history of reference-based pricing, and what it takes to make an RBP plan successful.
When health plans are built simply to maximize profits, it's the patient that ends up losing. Here's an example of how we did things differently and prioritized the member, not the money.
The most important health insurance terms, explained in language anyone can understand.
We take a look at Montana and North Carolina's attempts to implement reference-based pricing for their state benefits plans, and what their experiences can teach other employers and brokers who are interested in RBP.
Q4i's Wendy Keneipp breaks down both the importance and the challenge of effective benefits communication.