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Navigating the Pharmacy Benefit Landscape: Evaluating Your Needs (Part 3)

Joey Stoffer

In the face of impending market shifts, it’s vital to evaluate your pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) to make sure you’re getting the best value for your money, while also providing for the needs of your employees. Oswald Companies can maximize the value of your spend by evaluating all options available,…

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[Live Webcast March 7] Solutions to Common Business Challenges: Enter the Captive

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Capture & Contain Your Costs with Captives Does it feel like your insurance renewal happens to you, rather than something you have choice and control over? Is it becoming increasingly difficult to find insurance coverage for a risk unique to your industry? Are you looking for innovative ways to design and…

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The Future of Affirmative Action for Private Employers: How to Protect Your Organization from Unwarranted Discrimination Claims

Loren Crabtree

A 2022 U.S. Supreme Court ruling essentially put an end to the use of affirmative action programs in college admissions, opening the door for similar rulings for private employers. Understanding what this could mean for your organization could help you protect it in the long run against claims of discrimination.…

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Navigating the Pharmacy Benefit Landscape: What to Expect in 2024 (Part 2)

Joey Stoffer

The pharmacy landscape has evolved in recent years and 2024 is expected to bring even more challenges. Employers managing self-funded benefits should brace themselves for the onslaught by asking the following questions. One of the biggest difficulties facing employers is the emergence of new gene therapies. While advanced gene therapies…

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Industry Executive Dave Zastudil to Oversee Oswald Property & Casualty Business

Oswald Companies has hired Dave Zastudil as the managing director of its Property & Casualty business unit. This strategic addition to Oswald’s leadership team further positions the firm for growth. Zastudil joins Oswald after nine years with a national insurance brokerage firm, where he was area vice president and a…

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Navigating the Pharmacy Benefit Landscape: Understanding Current Trends Impacting Your Bottom Line (Part 1)

Joey Stoffer

The landscape of pharmacy benefits for employers with self-funded plans is undergoing seismic shifts, driven by several major trends that have substantial financial implications. Based on a review from the Kaiser Family Foundation of over 3,911 drugs, over 50% experienced price increases at or above the rate of inflation between…

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Brieden Consulting Group of Michigan Joins Cleveland-Based Oswald Companies

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CLEVELAND and GROSSE POINTE, MICH., Jan. 9, 2024 – Brieden Consulting Group (BCG), an employee benefits agency in Grosse Pointe, Mich., has joined Cleveland-based Oswald Companies, one of the country’s largest independent insurance brokerage and risk management firms. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. The addition of Brieden strengthens…

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Using Health Services and Benefits Wisely Can Be Tough. It’s OK to Seek Help.

Joey Stoffer

You might have heard the terms care navigation, advocacy, concierge and care management. They all pertain to helping individuals understand their benefits and properly use healthcare services. Though this isn’t a new concept, it continues to gain traction in the employee benefits ecosystem. This segment of the benefits industry was…

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Four Reasons Why You Need to be in Compliance in Managing Employee Benefits Plans

Employee benefits are a vital component of any organization’s talent management strategy. Done well, they help attract top talent and contribute to employee satisfaction and retention. However, with great benefits come great responsibilities, particularly in the realm of compliance. Here are four reasons your company should make compliance a priority.…

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Covering All Bases For Athletes With Commercial General Liability Insurance

Don’t assume that an athlete’s personal insurance (their general liability from a homeowner’s policy or personal umbrella coverage) or even the league itself will cover a player promoting their celebrity off the field. It’s important to know that this is NEVER the case, but insurance products are available through select…

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