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Move From Level-funded to Self-funded Yields Huge Savings, Same Great Benefits 

The Challenge
The Challenge
Waiting on Hold Instead of Getting Care

An investment research company based in New York, needed an insurance company that would work with them—not against them. More specifically, the owner’s wife found herself constantly dealing with the burden of multiple phone transfers, being put on hold, and fighting to fill prescriptions and gather essentials for their diabetic son. With over 200 employees, it became clear that if the owners were seeing this amount of hassle just to maintain their basic healthcare needs, then their employees must be struggling as well. This company needed a healthcare provider that would:

  • Eliminate the need for constant calls and follow-ups, freeing up personal time
  • Make employees feel heard, appreciated and respected
  • Maximize the cost-to-coverage balance, without dramatically upping prices
  • Find lasting solutions with flexible options
The Solution
The Solution
Partially Self-Funded Insurance, With a Personal Touch

This investment research company found their home with EVHC and our customized partially self-funded insurance plans. A key aspect of that customization is the fact that EVHC provides a one-on- one personal concierge-level service meant to make employees feel supported. EVHC provided:

  • 24/7 concierge-level customer service, including member education programs
  • A personal EVHC account manager, who works tirelessly to ensure every item that employees, their families, and kids need is covered
  • Direct member engagement, where people’s needs and concerns are not just heard, but addressed
  • The ability to consolidate basic services into a mail order prescription offering, so essential supplies are received on a quarterly basis
  • Flexible plan designs, including home healthcare and diabetes treatment options

“The whole point of health insurance is to make employees feel protected and support. Insurance shouldn’t feel transactional or complicated. For the first time, our employees and families are getting the support they need—around the clock—instead of having to fight for it.”

- Customer

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The Results
Peace of Mind and Saved Time

In just the first year, this investment research company experienced:

All their healthcare needs and services fulfilled without having to continuously call or wait on hold to ensure basic needs were met

Fewer headaches dealing with health insurance, more time to devote to the business

The peace of mind that comes with personalized service and support

We projected cost savings of just over $1 million annually by 2023. But the numbers have been even better than we thought. By switching to EVHC, the client is experiencing annual savings of more than $1.4 million.

Recent Case Studies

EVHC Helps Top Financial Trading Firm Attract Talent, Gain Productivity, and Forget its Healthcare Hassles
EVHC Helps Top Financial Trading Firm Attract Talent, Gain Productivity, and Forget its Healthcare Hassles

Company Gains a Competitive Advantage Through Partially Self-funded Insurance Break down health insurance barriers A New York-based financial services firm that employs some of the world’s brightest young minds from the worlds of mathematics, computer science, statistics, physics, and more was looking to enhance employee productivity through better healthcare. The company competes with major corporations to recruit employees from some of the country’s top schools and has built an exemplary corporate culture onsite restaurants, gyms, and other amenities) that encourages productivity. The firm found that traditional fully funded healthcare plans didn’t fit with this culture. It needed solutions that were flexible, easy to use, and didn’t get in the way of employee productivity. Company management wanted their employees to focus on work, not overcoming the barriers (dealing with hard to work with carriers, navigating complicated networks and coverage plans, and more) typically associated with health insurance. The firm looked at partially self-funded insurance alternatives to help them: - Attract top-tier talent through health insurance benefits - Eliminate the number of hours employees waste talking to insurance carriers so they could focus on their jobs - Provide employees with great coverage options EVHC’s flexible partially self-funded plans The firm turned to EVHC, which offers highly customized and flexible partially self-funded insurance plans that allow employees to enjoy unparalleled coverage while providing companies with exceptional insurance benefits. EVHC provided the organization with: - A customizable plan that allows employees to use both in-network and out-of-network providers at little cost - Access to three of the nation’s four largest provider networks - 24/7 concierge-level customer service, including member education programs - Low individual deductibles - Greater price transparency - An easy-to-use HRIS platform for fast access to health insurance information, improving productivity and time savings - Insights into employee wellness across four categories (colorectal cancer screening, cervical cancer screening, flu vaccination, and breast cancer screening) Happier employees—and a competitive advantage The firm is now able to offer new and current employees with no hassle health insurance coverage that fits their culture and employees’ lifestyles. Many of the company’s employees are young, fresh out of college, and working hard at jobs they love. They don’t have time to worry about the hoops a fully funded provider will put them through. Now, they don’t have to. They can focus on being productive, driving business for the company, staying healthy, and enjoying the complimentary video games (and the firm’s many other great perks).

EVHC Helps Company Save $22,000 a Month by Not Auto-Adjudicating
EVHC Helps Company Save $22,000 a Month by Not Auto-Adjudicating

Hands-on approach saves company--now and in the future--with a custom home health plan Save Thousands of Dollars, Hours, and Headaches Providing employees with high quality healthcare for severe health conditions like arthritis or certain diseases can be hard on companies’ bottom lines and employees’ bank accounts. And frequent visits to doctor’s offices or hospitals can be exhausting and take a toll on a patient’s mental well-being. One of EVHC’s customers experienced these challenges firsthand. An employee was receiving regular treatments of Remicade, a drug that treats arthritis and other ailments. Every six weeks, the employee had to travel 40+ miles round trip to and from the hospital and spend six hours receiving the infusions. Each treatment cost the employees’ company a staggering $27,000. Before turning to EVHC, the company and employee just accepted this situation—but it didn’t have to be this way. The expensive, time consuming, and exhausting process was the result of auto adjudication from the employer’s fully funded carrier. Auto-adjudication is when an insurance company pays or denies an insurance claim automatically, without actually looking closely at the claim. Injectable drugs like Remicade are often auto adjudicated by carriers, who don’t bother to try and help employers and plan members save headaches and money. This employer and plan member had enough. So, they contacted EVHC. Stop Auto-Adjudicating! Unlike traditional fully insured carriers, which typically auto-adjudicate 90% of claims, we limit our auto adjudication to 65% of claims. Instead of automatically passing along higher costs, we pour over complex cases to help clients—like the one depending on Remicade—save time, money, and their sanity. Our process doesn’t just help employers save money in the short-term—it also helps them avoid paying higher premiums when it comes time to renew. Not auto-adjudicating every claim keeps companies from having to exceed their specific insurance coverage and resort to stop-loss. When an employer goes into stop-loss, fully insured carriers will pay the overage—but to make up that money, they’ll jack up next year’s premiums. This costs companies and their employees a lot of money that could have been saved if their carriers had been willing to work with them in the first place. Save $22,000 a Month (and Wear Fuzzy Slippers) Fortunately, our customer found EVHC. We were not only willing to work with them, we were also willing go the extra mile to save them and their employee a lot of money, time, and energy. Immediately, our representatives went to work to find an alternative to the frequent trips to the hospital. The answer was simple: home healthcare treatments. We worked with the employer and the employee and their physician to get a home health regimen approved, planned, and implemented. The physician also wrote a prescription for Remicade that the employer could pick up at a local pharmacy—a far better option than driving 40 miles. Both the employer and employee benefitted from this plan:




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