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Group Health Plan Advisory: Department of Labor Releases COBRA Subsidy Website and Model Notices

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The Department of Labor (DOL) released model notices and a COBRA subsidy information website related to the COBRA subsidy that was passed as part of the American Rescue Plan Act or 2021 (ARPA). The website will be a central location that the DOL uses to inform individuals of their potential…

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[Live Webcast April 22] Empower360: A New Healthcare Plan, Exclusive to Columbus and Youngstown

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Looking to reduce healthcare costs and provide better healthcare to your employees? Join us on Thursday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m. EST for an introduction to Empower360, an enhanced direct primary care membership model, exclusive to companies in the Columbus and Youngstown areas, with access to specialists through a direct…

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[On-Demand Webinar] ICHRA: Control Your Healthcare Spend, Once and For All

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WATCH FULL WEBCAST (Password: ICHRA2021!) Ever increasing and often erratic health insurance renewals can blow up even the most well-planned annual employer budget. Adopting an ICHRA model can literally fix the healthcare expense line with a predictable number that won’t change, regardless of your claims experience. Secret be told, the…

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[On-Demand Webinar] Redefining the Way Prescriptions are Priced and Administrated to Save You Money

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WATCH FULL WEBCAST (Password: Oswald4CapRx!) Watch and see why replacing your Pharmacy Benefit Manager with Capital Rx through Oswald may be “just what the doctor ordered.” Capital Rx’s innovative Clearinghouse Model™ offers true claim-level accountability for drug pricing. By bringing employers and pharmacies together, Capital Rx has disconnected PBM profit from…

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Joe Curtis Joins Oswald Companies as Vice President, Director of Group Benefits, Michigan

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DETROIT – March 19, 2021 – Oswald Companies, one of the country’s largest independent insurance brokerage and risk management firms, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Curtis to Vice President, Director of the firm’s Group Benefits Practice, Michigan Market. Curtis brings more than 20 years of experience in…

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Health Savings Accounts Need a Major Makeover

In 2003, Windows XP was the predominant operating system on most computers. Imagine for a moment how frustrating it would be today if Microsoft was prohibited by law from upgrading and improving their technology beyond that point. When health savings accounts (HSAs) were created by Congress that same year, the…

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[Video] Oswald Labs Health Innovation Series: Behavioral Health

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Oswald Labs is a cooperative effort of Oswald Companies and Spark360 designed to bring purposeful, positive disruption to the insurance sector through innovation, collaboration and experimentation. Hear from Christy Conrath, Client Experience Leader, Oswald Companies and Kelsey Finucan, Global Accounts Team Leader, Julie Frischkorn, Director of Behavioral Health & Mindfulness,… Related content: [Video] Oswald Labs Health Innovation Series Oswald Labs Announces Exclusive Partnership With Regenexx to Reduce Orthopedic Surgical Spend for Employers About Oswald Companies Founded in 1893, Cleveland-based and employee-owned, Oswald is one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerage firms. As a proud Partner of Assurex Global, the…

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Jonathan Sadlier to Present at The Risk Institute Event on Mental Health and the Workplace

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COLUMBUS – March 2, 2021 – Oswald’s Jonathan Sadlier, Vice President and Market Leader, Central Ohio, will serve as a panelist at The Risk Institute’s Fireside Chat: Managing the Exacerbation of Mental Health Issues. The Risk Institute at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business is a consortium of…

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Oswald Labs Announces Exclusive Partnership With Regenexx to Reduce Orthopedic Surgical Spend for Employers

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Oswald Labs is excited to announce a unique partnership with Regenexx to offer access to non-surgical orthopedic alternatives to Oswald Lab’s self-funded employer groups CLEVELAND – March 1, 2020 –  Oswald Labs, a cooperative effort of Oswald Companies and Spark360 designed to bring purposeful, positive disruption to the insurance sector…

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Medicare and Individual Insurance: What You Need to Know Now

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During these unprecedented times, the challenge of managing the ever-increasing cost of health insurance has become more difficult as additional factors contribute to the number and frequency of claim occurrence due to an: Aging workforce population Increase in events that trigger COBRA eligibility Employers may not be able to eliminate…

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