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.”

November 8th, 2021

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

November 4th, 2021

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

November 4th, 2021

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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Mental Health & Well-Being

Know your employees’ mental health state

November 22nd, 2021

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

November 3rd, 2021

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

October 25th, 2021

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?

October 25th, 2021

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

October 25th, 2021

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

October 25th, 2021

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

October 25th, 2021

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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Benefit Trends

Health Accounts: Be Aware of the Shortcomings

October 25th, 2021

Health accounts have become a very popular way for companies to curb benefit costs. While this can be a good option, health accounts do have some shortcomings and it’s important to understand them. Background With the battle for talent becoming more and more competitive, it is imperative for employers to leverage their benefits package to […]

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Executive Health

Minding the Gap: Common Primary Plan Coverage Gaps

October 25th, 2021

Employers are increasingly turning to high deductible health plans (HDHPs) as a way to manage healthcare plan costs. While HDHPs appear to control benefit budgets, in actuality, these plans simply shift more of the financial burden onto employees. As the increasing premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket healthcare costs outpace wage growth, employees are struggling. Especially when […]

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Benefit Trends

Voluntary Insurance: A Closer Look into the Typical Gap Plan

October 25th, 2021

Voluntary insurance, also referred to as worksite voluntary insurance, is the most common type of supplemental health insurance. A few examples of voluntary insurance plans are critical illness, cancer and hospital indemnity. For years, voluntary insurance has dominated the supplemental market, which is why when employers and brokers think of supplemental insurance, their minds automatically […]

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Executive Health

Myth Busters: Are Executive Medical Reimbursement Plans Dead?

October 25th, 2021

When you talk about executive medical reimbursement plans, also called expense reimbursed insurance, it’s not rare to get questions like, “Is that still allowed,” or “I thought you couldn’t do that anymore?” Let’s tackle those questions and get to the bottom of it. Characteristics of Today’s Reimbursement Plans Fully-insured Supplemental Excepted benefit True gap-filling coverage […]

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Benefit Trends

Support for Employees That Builds Mental Resilience

September 2nd, 2021

The last year turned everything upside down, and we’re not quite done yet. Even though signs of hope are increasing, employees living with sky-high levels of stress and mental health challenges are struggling to cope every day. This is showing up in the workplace in lower productivity, flagging employee engagement and more. For many companies, […]

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