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With COVID-19 turning the world and the healthcare industry on its head, we regualry write about the ways you can navigate the system to keep your business afloat.

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Updates and questions in the world of Employee Benefits

How Does Telehealth Keep Insurance Costs Down?

Prior to the pandemic, most patients opted for in-person doctor’s visits over telehealth options. With the onset of a contagious airborne virus, telehealth options grew dramatically. New, easy-to-use options became available for nearly all health insurance providers. With the large influx of telehealth appointments becoming the new normal, what does that mean for insurance and healthcare costs?
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The Difference Between the ACA and Obamacare

While you’ve likely heard of Obamacare, you may not know Obamacare is the same thing as the Affordable Care Act. This healthcare law that passed in 2010, goes by a few different names. You may also see this law referenced as the PPACA or the ACA (the acronym Affordable Care Act). 
SBMA and Transamerica to the rescue!

Transamerica and SBMA to the Rescue!

Transamerica’s partnership with SBMA brings you quality, affordable health insurance that fits into your budget and removes the hassle of excess submissions to insurance carriers.  Many people go to the doctor and never file their claims with their insurance company.  Whether it is because of a language barrier or a simple lack of understanding, many people will leave their medical bills unpaid rather than try to navigate the complexities of insurance filings and submissions.  

Your Virtual Benefit Administrator Makes a Difference

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Brokers! Choosing your virtual benefits administrator is vital to the success and care of your clients. In order to give your clients the best health insurance experience, choose an administrator that offers a wide variety of products. Your virtual benefit administrator should give your client the ability to control their healthcare at their fingertips. How can a benefits administrator, like freshbenies, help your clients take control of their healthcare?
Why is Preventative Care so Important During COVID?

Why is Preventative Care so Important During COVID?

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Since the start of the global pandemic, the number of outpatient clinic visits has decreased immensely. While this makes sense, due to the highly contagious virus, it can be a troubling sight. Preventative care services have truly never been more important. Now, more than ever, patients need to be proactive about their health. How can you ensure you are being proactive with your preventative care during COVID?
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What You Need to Know During Open Enrollment

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The open enrollment period for 2020 is here! It’s time to consider whether or not to enroll in a new health insurance plan or change your health insurance plan. To begin, you need to understand what benefits you can receive with minimum essential coverage. If your employer offers Minimum Essential Coverage and you’ve been hesitant to enroll, let us help you understand how MEC can give you the essential health benefits you need most.