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Add Some Flavor with Supplemental: Get the Scoop

Let’s be honest, one-size-fits-all primary health plans are plain vanilla. Of course, vanilla is a perfectly okay ice cream flavor. It’s the base needed to create a lot of more exciting flavors. In benefits terms, it’s necessary, too. You have to have that base primary plan. But today’s market doesn’t allow for much variety in [...]

October 18th, 2017|All, Health & Business, Healthcare Gap Solutions|0 Comments

Bolster Workplace Culture With Innovative Benefits

We’ve discussed before the importance of aligning your benefits packages with your company culture and values (here and here). For instance, at Armada, we host a Wellness Initiative with workout and yoga classes, healthy snack options, lunch & learns, and special health activity events to reinforce our culture of wellness. At Armada, we also value [...]

October 11th, 2017|All, Health & Business|0 Comments

Happy 100 Blog Articles: A Look Back

This month, Armada Articles becomes a year and a half old, and our blog post last week marked 100 articles! We’ve enjoyed sharing healthcare and business stories and trends with you over the past year and a half and are excited for all of the articles to come. We always strive to provide our partners, [...]

October 4th, 2017|All, Health & Business, Timely Topics|0 Comments

Super Supplemental: Expense Reimbursed Insured

At Armada, one of our favorite topics is group supplemental insurance. We love to help our brokers and clients better understand the different types of supplemental insurance. While we’ve definitely discussed expense reimbursed insured plans before (take a look at these posts: here and here), we have never dedicated an entire post to this powerful [...]

September 27th, 2017|All, Health & Business, Healthcare Gap Solutions|0 Comments

A Changing Future for the Benefits Industry

Our CEO, Ed Walker, participated in a panel at the EBN Benefits Forum and Expo in Boca Raton, Florida this week. In a session called 7 Major Disruptions About to Shape the Future of Benefits, Walker and other visionaries in the health benefits landscape discussed the change coming to, and already taking place in, the [...]

Game Time: Gearing Up for Benefits Season

Just like football season comes this time every year, so does the busy benefits season. And for you, both brokers and employers, that means it’s go-time. Get your game face on, and get out there team! But before you jump into play, let’s discuss 2 unique tips that can get you ready to perform at [...]

September 13th, 2017|All, Health & Business, Timely Topics|0 Comments

Healthcare Cost Hikes Headed This Way

Rising healthcare costs for employees are nothing new. But in 2018, experts are predicting the highest increase we’ve seen in 3 years. In fact, employee healthcare costs are expected to rise 7.2% next year, up from 2017’s 6.9%. The study found that rising prescription drug prices are a big factor in the increasing costs. Let’s [...]

August 30th, 2017|All, Health & Business|0 Comments

Don’t Let Cutting Healthcare Costs Eclipse Your Talent Management Strategy

As the moon crossed in front of the sun on Monday here in our hometown of Hunt Valley, Maryland, we at Armada could not deny that we too were feeling the eclipse frenzy that had taken hold across the country. The total solar eclipse may have passed, but it’s inspired us to write this blog [...]

August 23rd, 2017|All, Health & Business|0 Comments

Back to School, Sports Injuries and Specialists: TopDoc Connect Member Story

We are approaching back to school season, which means tons of preparation. School supplies, new clothes, dorm room necessities, lunch box favorites. These are all items you can check off a list, but how do you prepare for something you don’t see coming? For TJ, his freshman year of college started with a painful lacrosse [...]

August 16th, 2017|All, Specialty Care, Timely Topics|0 Comments

3 Things You Can Learn About Health Benefits from the Pumpkin Spice Latte

To me, the worst thing about August is that it pretty much gets skipped right over. By now, people are tired of the heat and are craving the relief of the crisp fall air and their cozy sweaters. Believe it or not, I’ve already seen Halloween decorations decking the shelves of my local grocery store. [...]