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The Sucker’s Guide to Healthcare Purchasing

“Invert, always invert” Carl Jacobi Jacobi was a famous German mathematician who taught about the power of inversion, a mindset which will often lead to better results than solving problems directly.What should I do to get ripped off? How can I be unhealthy or unhappy? What habits will help me trail my peers?“He new that it is in the nature of things that many hard problems are best solved when they are addressed backward,” said Charlie Munge ...

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The Phases of Shopping For Healthcare

  The shoppability of healthcare is a hotly contested area of the health insurance debate. "Lasik is the way. Lasik has gotten better and cheaper over time!"Could Healthcare Be Like Lasik? "Nonsense, you can't shop for care when you're unconscious." Both have some truth. Not all health interventions are shoppable. Many are, 40-60% of careranges of 43% from the HCCI and over 60% from Dr. Marty Makary, and if you're paying for your plan directly you can shop for that as well. If y ...

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The Power of $50

After the $2 bill, the $50 bill is the rarest in circulation. It bears the image of Ulysses S. Grant, one of the most consequential and interesting leaders in American historyGrant led a fascinating life. Poverty, alcoholism, failure after failure until he thrived as a Civil War general and eventually became president, the first president to do a global tour after. In his old age, he sat down, dying of throat cancer, and wrote his memoirs, desperate to save his family from penury. It worked..$50 ...

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10 Questions with Jon Kessler, CEO of HealthEquity

Jon Kessler has served as HealthEquity President and Chief Executive Officer since February 2014 and as a director since March 2009. From March 2009 through January 2014, he served as our Executive Chairman. Prior to joining HealthEquity, Mr. Kessler founded WageWorks, Inc., a provider of tax-advantaged programs for consumer-centric health, commuter and other employee spending account benefits, serving as Chief Executive Officer of that company from 2000 to 2004, Executive Chairman in 2 ...

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An Interview with Derek Winn of BBG

Derek Winn is the 2020 BenefitsPRO Broker of the Year and Director of Sales and Senior Consultant for Business Benefits Group (BBG). I've had the pleasure of talking with Derek about healthcare purchasing, innovation, teaching, learning, and new models. Derek has a talent for storytelling, analogies, and likes classic pickup trucks. BBG is also our first client to subscribe to our innovative healthcare benefits benchmarking tool. We’re so glad to have the Olavi Group's benchmarking tool at our ...