ArmadaCare News & Insights

We’d like to share our latest happenings and provide insights on trending topics related to employee health benefits:

  • News – Check out where we’re making headlines and see our recent media releases. Be sure to visit frequently for our newest updates.
  • Insights – Explore issues related to the workforce, such as talent retention, employee benefits and overall well-being.
In the news

Check out this new American Medical Association (AMA) article “New group benefits help practices recruit, retain talented staff.”

ArmadaCare and AMA Insurance Agency, Inc. are collaborating to bring physician practices exclusive access to specialized benefits and services, known as the AMA Insurance Supplemental Health Insurance Program. Learn more in this AMA article.

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Press Release

AMA Insurance Launches New Program to Support Mental Health Needs

Chicago, Illinois—October 13, 2021—AMA Insurance Agency, Inc., a subsidiary of the American Medical Association, today introduced a new program to help physician groups address the mental health and behavioral health needs of their employees. Through the AMA Insurance Supplemental Health Insurance Program, physician practices have exclusive access to the WellPak insurance plan developed by ArmadaCare, […]

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Press Release

AMA Insurance Launches New Supplemental Health Insurance Program for Physician Practices

Chicago, Illinois—October 13, 2021—AMA Insurance Agency, Inc., a subsidiary of the American Medical Association, today introduced a new supplemental health insurance program designed to help physician groups create tailored and tax-efficient benefit packages that stand out from the competition. Through the AMA Insurance Supplemental Health Insurance Program, physician practices have exclusive access to specialized benefit […]

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Beyond Coverage

Creating Benefit Diversity for Generational Differences in the Workplace

Most of us already know that the one-size-fits-all approach to employee benefits is over. Evolving employee needs and employer priorities have changed how HR must approach benefit diversity. In addition, for the first time in history, five generations are in the workforce at the same time. Each has its own set of age-and-stage needs, values […]

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Mental Health & Well-Being

The State of Employee Mental Health & Well-Being

A dose of dark humor may have helped many of us cope with the last two years, according to new research by the American Psychological Association.1 But funny memes can only go so far. As we enter the third year of pandemic living, employee mental health and well-being is struggling. Realizing the importance of workplace […]

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Beyond Coverage

Navigating the Great Resignation into 2022

If you’re struggling to hire or to hold onto your talent, you’re not alone. The Great Resignation is still going strong, and nearly 90% of companies are experiencing higher turnover rates than normal.1 Between July and December 2021, over 20 million people left their jobs.2 They’ve joined the millions who started the exodus in early […]

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Beyond Coverage

HSAs and the Struggle to Contain Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs

Employers have increasingly turned to high deductible health plans (HDHPs) to contain benefit costs. In fact, according to recent research,1 almost 53% of workers with employer-sponsored health insurance were enrolled in HDHPs in 2020. It’s a trend that has accelerated steadily over the last seven years: in 2015, under 40% were enrolled.2 For employers, shifting […]

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Benefit Trends

Three Key 2022 Employee Benefit Trends—and Why They Matter

New year, new worries: nearly two full years into the pandemic, employers and employees are grappling with new uncertainty as the Omicron wave upends normalcy once more. Add to this the ongoing strain of mental health and workplace stress, and the challenges of a fierce hiring market. It’s easy to see how critical the right […]

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Mental Health & Well-Being

Know your employees’ mental health state

How well do you know your employees’ mental health state? Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global work environment has been especially inhospitable to employees’ mental health and well-being. Faced with ambient health stress and the impact of isolation, workers have had to deal with challenges at every turn in their efforts to […]

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Executive Health

When is a health insurance plan about more than coverage amounts? | ArmadaCare

When is a health insurance plan about more than coverage amounts? It’s easy to say that not all employee health insurance plans are the same. After all, some offer significantly higher coverage amounts than others, or offer wider physician networks. The differences go beyond these basics, however. A truly comprehensive health insurance plan won’t just […]

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Executive Health

Resolving 3 Pain-Points When Recruiting and Retaining Key Talent Using Insurance

In a labor market that seems to tighten its grip with each passing year, recruiting and retaining key talent becomes increasingly difficult to achieve. Like almost all companies, time, money and resources, in turn, must follow suite to counter this trend. So what’s the best way to solve these problems? We’ve identified three challenges and […]

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Beyond Coverage

Myth Busters: Is Supplemental Health Insurance Necessary?

The word supplemental comes with a connotation of superfluous or unnecessary, and unfortunately that connotation is sometimes carried over to supplemental health insurance. But with the recent shifts in the benefits industry, supplemental health insurance has taken on new importance. A Little History For years, supplemental health insurance was considered an afterthought and an optional […]

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Executive Health

Executive Physicals & Prevention: Cost Management Tools

The work/health dilemma How can executive physicals benefit you? Every organization strives to build a workforce that is passionate about what they do. But what is the cost of this passion when it leads to chronic overtime work? Studies show that working more than a regular 40-hour work week can put us at risk of […]

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Beyond Coverage

The Downside of HSAs – Closing the Coverage Gap

High deductible health plans (HDHPs) have steadily become the norm, not the exception, as employers seek to contain healthcare costs. As of last year, a majority of employers (51%) offered one of these plans.[i] And one analysis by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that 28% of covered workers are enrolled in an […]

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Benefit Trends

Coverage Gaps and Financial Stress of Unexpected Medical Bills

The cost of healthcare is a major concern for employers and employees alike. And for good reason: employee benefits account for about one-third of employers’ total compensation costs.[1] This is why employers focus on cost control and on strategic benefit planning to ensure maximum return on investment. Coverage gaps and unexpected medical bills can cause […]

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