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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Inside Look Video Series: Underwriting Insight

January 4th, 2018

What makes Ultimate Health and our other products so powerful? They can work for companies of all different types and sizes. They can also be layered onto almost any primary healthcare plan, offered to select employee groups as desired by the employer and be written for the first of any month. That’s the beauty of […]

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Complementary Benefits

Inside Look Video Series: Is Ultimate Health a Gap Plan?

December 20th, 2017

Is Ultimate health a gap plan? It’s a question we hear a lot. Namely because the word “gap” has a lot of ideas attached to it. Similar to the word “supplemental,” when people hear “gap,” their minds typically jump to what are known as worksite voluntary plans, like critical illness or cancer policies. These kinds […]

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Benefit Trends

What National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Can Teach Us About Healthcare Benefits Strategy

December 13th, 2017

As is often the case this time of year, I found myself half-watching another classic holiday movie as I ate a late dinner and answered some emails. It was National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, a movie I’d seen countless times, so I was paying little attention as the boss was kidnapped and brought to the Griswold […]

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Benefit Trends

4 Tips for Mellowing the Holiday Season Stress

December 6th, 2017

December is one of the busiest months of the year in the healthcare insurance industry. Pile all of those added holiday season stressors on top, and you’ve got a recipe for a tense ‘best time of the year.’ That’s why we’ve put together this list of 4 tips to keep your holiday (and busy season) […]

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Complementary Benefits

Inside Look Video Series: A Glimpse into Ultimate Health Coverage

November 29th, 2017

We say it a lot: Ultimate Health, our premier supplemental healthcare reimbursement product, covers many different types of expenses. But what are some examples? One of our product experts, Rachel, says it best in this video. Take a look to discover the wide array of expenses Ultimate Health can reimburse for. The plan can easily […]

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Complementary Benefits

All Supplemental is Not Voluntary and All Dessert is Not Pumpkin Pie: Quick Vocab Review

November 22nd, 2017

Today we’re going to cover a commonly confused term in the insurance industry, and that term is supplemental. Misconception A major mistake many people make, brokers and employers alike, is that when they see the word ‘supplemental’, their minds automatically jump to voluntary insurance. But these two terms aren’t interchangeable. All voluntary insurance is supplemental […]

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Complementary Benefits

A Quick Showcase of Ultimate Health

November 8th, 2017

At ArmadaCare, our premiere insurance product is Ultimate Health, a group supplemental reimbursement plan designed specifically for busy leaders. While we mention Ultimate Health a lot on our blog, we have yet to do a quick and easy breakdown of what this product has to offer. Without further ado: Brief Overview As mentioned above, Ultimate […]

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Benefit Trends

Beyond ACA Repeal: 2017 Health Care Policymaking That Will Impact Employers Part II

November 1st, 2017

By Sirona Strategies Last week’s post provided an update from Washington, focused on two current health care policy issues related to employers: (1) amendments to Health Savings Account rules; and (2) repeal or a further delay of the ACA’s so-called Cadillac tax. This post will focus on a third issue: an expansion in access to […]

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Benefit Trends

Beware of the Trickery: What Kind of Coverage Are You Dealing With?

October 30th, 2017

It’s Halloween time! Along with consuming copious amounts of sugary treats, this is the time of year when it’s customary to put on a mask and pose as something you’re not. While this annual game of dress-up is all done in fun, it seems a fitting time to discuss the dangers of deceiving coverage because, […]

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Benefit Trends

Beyond ACA Repeal: 2017 Health Care Policymaking That Will Impact Employers Part I

October 25th, 2017

By Sirona Strategies It’s been a busy year for health care in Washington. While the conversation has largely focused on reform of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) individual marketplaces and Medicaid financing structure, there are a number of other substantial health care policy debates underway. Notably, this year has seen momentum on issues of importance […]

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Add Some Flavor with Supplemental: Get the Scoop

October 18th, 2017

Let’s be honest, one-size-fits-all primary health plans are plain vanilla. Of course, vanilla is a perfectly okay ice cream flavor. It’s the base needed to create a lot of more exciting flavors. In benefits terms, it’s necessary, too. You have to have that base primary plan. But today’s market doesn’t allow for much variety in […]

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Bolster Workplace Culture With Innovative Benefits

October 11th, 2017

We’ve discussed before the importance of aligning your benefits packages with your company culture and values (here and here). For instance, at Armada, we host a Wellness Initiative with workout and yoga classes, healthy snack options, lunch & learns, and special health activity events to reinforce our culture of wellness. At Armada, we also value […]

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