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Marti Powles

Looking Ahead: What’s on the Horizon in 2018

When the New Year comes around, everyone sets resolutions… but how many of you have actually stuck to your resolution? Resolutions often don’t work because they’re set at the start of the year,...read more


Breaches and Beyond

Did you know you’re at risk of identity theft when you shop online, go to the doctor, or even sign up for a social network? Every 2 seconds there’s another victim. In other words, it’s not a...read more


Today’s Healthcare Providers Need a Checkup

  When you take the pulse of today’s healthcare providers, you’ll discover they face an onslaught of challenges: stiff competition, shrinking insurance reimbursements, and lack of patient...read more


Battle of the Bulge: 3 Creative Ways to Combat Employee Obesity

America’s obesity epidemic is weighing heavily on our healthcare system, and employers are paying the hefty price. More than half (57%) of American workers now classify themselves as overweight,...read more


4 Clever Ways to Help Employees Stretch Healthcare Dollars

In today’s health care climate, employers are searching for new ways to help employees stretch their health care dollars. Self-insured employers in particular have every reason to encourage...read more


Bueller? Bueller? How Much Do Absent Workers Cost Employers?

I'm assuming most of you have seen the 1980’s classic, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” In this popular movie, the mischievous main character feigns illness to skip high school and enjoy an epic day...read more


Perk Up!

I recently read an article in USA Today stating U.S. employers are planning to give pay raises averaging 3% in 2015 [1]. The same article also pointed out inflation is currently about 2.1%—which...read more


Get Out Your Umbrella!

If you’ve filled a prescription recently, you were probably shocked by the price tag. U.S. drug prices are on the rise, with some specialty drug prices skyrocketing at extraordinary rates—and...read more


Haven’t Been Hacked Yet? It’s Only a Matter of Time.

Everywhere we turn, there’s another news story about a security breach at a major U.S. retailer or financial institution. Surprisingly, many of these companies had anti-hacker systems in place,...read more


Tag, You’re It!

As employers gradually shift the financial burden of health insurance to employees, it’s become more critical than ever for workers to do their homework and carefully manage healthcare expenses....read more