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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Benefit Trends

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

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?

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

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

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

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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Happy 100 Blog Articles: A Look Back

This month, Armada Articles becomes a year and a half old, and our blog post last week marked 100 articles! We’ve enjoyed sharing healthcare and business stories and trends with you over the past year and a half and are excited for all of the articles to come. We always strive to provide our partners, […]

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Super Supplemental: Expense Reimbursed Insured

At Armada, one of our favorite topics is group supplemental insurance. We love to help our brokers and clients better understand the different types of supplemental insurance. While we’ve definitely discussed expense reimbursed insured plans before (take a look at these posts: here and here), we have never dedicated an entire post to this powerful […]

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A Changing Future for the Benefits Industry

Our CEO, Ed Walker, participated in a panel at the EBN Benefits Forum and Expo in Boca Raton, Florida this week. In a session called 7 Major Disruptions About to Shape the Future of Benefits, Walker and other visionaries in the health benefits landscape discussed the change coming to, and already taking place in, the […]

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Game Time: Gearing Up for Benefits Season

Just like football season comes this time every year, so does the busy benefits season. And for you, both brokers and employers, that means it’s go-time. Get your game face on, and get out there team! But before you jump into play, let’s discuss 2 unique tips that can get you ready to perform at […]

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Healthcare Cost Hikes Headed This Way

Rising healthcare costs for employees are nothing new. But in 2018, experts are predicting the highest increase we’ve seen in 3 years. In fact, employee healthcare costs are expected to rise 7.2% next year, up from 2017’s 6.9%. The study found that rising prescription drug prices are a big factor in the increasing costs. Let’s […]

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Don’t Let Cutting Healthcare Costs Eclipse Your Talent Management Strategy

As the moon crossed in front of the sun on Monday here in our hometown of Hunt Valley, Maryland, we at Armada could not deny that we too were feeling the eclipse frenzy that had taken hold across the country. The total solar eclipse may have passed, but it’s inspired us to write this blog […]

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Back to School, Sports Injuries and Specialists: TopDoc Connect Member Story

We are approaching back to school season, which means tons of preparation. School supplies, new clothes, dorm room necessities, lunch box favorites. These are all items you can check off a list, but how do you prepare for something you don’t see coming? For TJ, his freshman year of college started with a painful lacrosse […]

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