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How price variation impacts employer health plan costs

In-network price variation contributes to rising healthcare costs and wasteful spending. Here’s what you need to know to ensure your group health plans and employees get the best care at the best price.

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Containing healthcare costs with alternative plan designs

Explore creative health plan design options that can reduce healthcare costs while still delivering a great benefit for employees.

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Healthcare price transparency regulations: A primer for self-insured employers

New healthcare price transparency regulations will have a huge impact for self-insured employers. Here’s what HR teams need to know to get ready.

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The case for year-round healthcare benefits engagement

Want to control your company’s healthcare costs, improve company-wide wellness, and increase employee job satisfaction? Keep healthcare benefits top of mind throughout the year.

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How smarter decisions reduce employee healthcare benefits costs

Guiding employees to smarter healthcare choices year-round can reduce claims and benefits costs while improving care quality.

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What to do with healthcare benefits data anomalies

When your healthcare benefits data departs from the norm, these tips can help you use your program analytics and make data-driven plans for the future.

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Find better providers faster with our Quality Score enhancements

With simple Quality Scores and revamped Provider Profiles, finding a great doctor or facility with Amino is easier than ever.

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Where to get medical care: A pandemic guide for employers

Helping your employees understand all the medical care options available to them can help everyone stay healthy (and save money) in 2021.

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How design thinking can improve your employee experience

What’s the secret to HR innovation and improvement in 2021? Taking an empathetic approach to designing people-centered solutions.

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End-of-year healthcare benefits checklists for employees

Help your employees get the most out of their healthcare benefits before the year ends with a few simple to-do lists.

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The science and art of optimizing your employee benefits plan

Regular quantitative and qualitative evaluations can help your team develop and maintain an employee benefits plan that's on point.

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Preparing for the deferred healthcare deluge

Many employees have deferred care in 2020 due to COVID-19. Learn how your benefits team can plan ahead for the coming increase in healthcare utilization.

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How to improve engagement with remote employees

When employees are working remotely, it’s more important than ever to provide the right tools and programs to help them stay engaged and connected.

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Going beyond healthcare price transparency

Healthcare price transparency hasn't had much impact on employee care decisions. So where does that leave employer benefits programs?

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Benefits leader Nate Randall shares learnings from his time at Tesla, Safeway, and Washington Mutual

"I believe creative solutions to employee health, financial wellness, fitness, and lifestyle rewards are within our grasp."

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Dave Wynne point of view on benefits renewal strategy
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Finance pro Dave Wynne shares his POV on Boxed's benefits renewal strategy

"HDHPs can be a powerful fit for healthy people who need the protection “just in case” and allow families to do real financial planning."

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Julia Monaco benefits manager shares tips for selecting exciting new benefits
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Benefits manager Julia Monaco shares tips for selecting exciting new benefits

"Benefits are already challenging, so there’s no need to make it harder for those who don’t speak the language."

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Guidance: the next frontier in healthcare cost management

Why guidance is the missing piece in healthcare cost management strategies.

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Benefits communications pro Lindsay Kohler shares her best practices

“Humans have a preference for the way things are, so asking employees to make a change in healthcare is a big ask.”

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Paul Fronstin on the future of HSA's in regards to employee benefits
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Employee benefits researcher Paul Fronstin on the future of HSAs

"I’d like for employers to start having conversations about how to get the incentives right through cost sharing."

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How to uplevel healthcare benefits as told by Carrott's CEO Tammy Sun
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Carrot’s CEO Tammy Sun on how to uplevel healthcare benefits

“The smartest companies are making investments in their employees’ health in a proactive way.”

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Suzy Johnson and most exciting trends in the benefit industry
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Benefits veteran Suzy Johnson on the most exciting trends in the industry

“The healthcare system is much more costly and more inefficient than ever before.”

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Why cost and quality is so essential for benefits explained by Erica Dreyfus
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Benefits expert Eric Dreyfus explains why cost and quality info is so essential

“We need to make sure they have... cost and quality information at their disposal.”

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Shifting costs and benefits innovation with Topher Bates
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USI's Topher Bates on cost shifting and benefits innovation

"I wish everyone recognized that employee benefits are a vital part of the American dream."

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Healthcare education tips with Beccah Rothschild
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Healthcare education tips from expert Beccah Rothschild

"Share information that’s data-driven, evidence-based, and comes from a trusted third-party."

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The biggest myth in healthcare described by benefit strategist Rachel Miner
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Benefit strategist Rachel Miner on the "biggest myth" in healthcare

"Sometimes I’ll show professional people the data around this and they’ll be like 'oh my gosh, this is crazy!'"

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Map of cost variation in New York City hospitals
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Average hospital cost varies by 80% in New York

Amino's Facility Cost Ratings™ reveal which hospitals are the best (and worst) deal in the New York City area.

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Map of the cost variants in the Bay Area.
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Average hospital cost varies by 291% in the Bay Area

Bay Area Amino's Facility Cost Ratings™ reveal which hospitals are the best (and worst) deal in the SF Bay Area.

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A map of the cost variant between hospitals in Los Angeles.
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Average hospital cost varies by 372% in Los Angeles

Amino's Facility Cost Ratings™ reveal which hospitals are the best (and worst) deal in the Los Angeles area.

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Map of the Houston, Texas area and how the cost variances at hospitals.
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Average hospital cost varies by 158% in Houston, Texas

Amino's Facility Cost Ratings™ reveal which hospitals are the best (and worst) deal in the Houston area.

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Average hospital cost varies by 91% in Austin, Texas

Amino's Facility Cost Ratings™ reveal which hospitals are the best (and worst) deal in the Austin area.

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Map of Dallas, Texas and average hospital cost variance.
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Average hospital cost varies by 163% in Milwaukee

Amino's Facility Cost Ratings™ reveal which hospitals are the best (and worst) deal in the Milwaukee area.

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Average hospital cost varies by 77% in Dallas, Texas

Amino's Facility Cost Ratings™ reveal which hospitals are the best (and worst) deal in the Dallas area.

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Average hospital cost varies by 354% in Chicago

Amino's Facility Cost Ratings™ reveal which hospitals are the best (and worst) deal in the Chicago area.

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How Amino built our user accounts system

No existing system met our specific legal and ethical requirements, so we decided to design one for ourselves. This is how we made it.

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We value people: The human-centric practices we've adopted on our engineering team

Amino’s Head of Engineering describes the values that shape our engineering culture.

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Can we use data to help transgender patients connect with doctors?

Insurance claims data holds a lot of promise—but many challenges, too.

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