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

ArmadaCare in the News: How to make the business case for employee well-being programs

Ragan’s Workplace Wellness Features Armadacare: Are your employees stressed? They’re not alone. Eighty-four percent of employees have experienced at least one mental health challenge this year. Stress is normal, whether it’s related to work, life or balancing both. But ongoing high stress can have serious consequences that underscore the business case for effective well-being support. Why support […]

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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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Benefit Trends

Employee Well-being: Caring for the Whole Employee

The ongoing challenges of the pandemic have forward-thinking employers actively acknowledging that business continuity and recovery are closely tied to employee health. Supporting employee well-being is key moving forward. Here is what recent research says about the historically unprecedented stress of this period and the value of addressing employee health. Employee health has suffered Across […]

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Benefit Trends

Emerging Trends in Benefits: Support for Employees

As the pandemic continues to evolve, new trends and insights into healthcare benefits are emerging. Employees are grappling with unprecedented stress and continued uncertainty. Faced with difficult choices in business continuity planning, employers are focusing on the cost-benefit of support for employees. Here’s a closer look at what advisers and employers need to know. Support […]

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Benefit Trends

Why Employer Empathy Matters to Employee Mental Health

These are stressful times. Employees face tremendous strain at work and home, which is often now the same physical place. Not surprisingly, the pressure and fatigue are affecting employee mental health. Let’s take a closer look at the factors driving employee stress, why employer empathy matters so much and how employers can show it. Employee […]

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Benefit Trends

Benefits Solutions and Employee Well-Being in Uncertainty

As the challenges of the pandemic continue, workers across industries are under historic pressures. Employees are facing a great deal of uncertainty about their jobs, remote work environments and the future. In our always-on culture, the pandemic has further blurred the lines between work and home, pushing extending the workday by nearly fifty minutes (on […]

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Benefit Trends

Improved Benefit Planning: Navigating the Off-Cycle

  Flexible gap-coverage solutions have never been more important in delivering improved benefit planning. As clients look to you for guidance, here are six ways you can enhance relationships and add value when traditional healthcare benefit planning is forced off-cycle. #1: Analyze and assess for improved benefit planning Benefit planning is certainly crunch time for […]

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Benefit Trends

How Employee Well-being Is Affected By Emotional Distress

Emotional distress and employee well-being Employee well-being refers to a person’s ability to thrive by finding balance in work, play and relationships—essentially to “be well” in life and work. True well-being is about being healthy and centered physically, socially, financially, mentally and emotionally. Mental and emotional health are vitally important; however, many workplaces lack effective […]

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Benefit Trends

Preparing for Pivots with Flexible Benefits

As we enter summer, brokers are beginning their busy season. They are preparing to guide their clients through benefit planning for next year and beyond. But amid unprecedented uncertainty, this benefit planning season is unlike any other. Preparing for pivots with flexible benefits is key. Despite tomorrow’s unknowns, taking a strategic approach in benefit planning […]

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Benefit Trends

Focus on Well-Being to Reduce Employee Turnover & More

In 2019, over 80% of employers planned to increase wellness and well-being budgets – double the amount from a decade ago.1 But how does this relate to reducing employee turnover? There are no two ways about it: employee well-being affects any company’s bottom line. A company’s success depends on cultivating a workforce that operates efficiently […]

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Benefit Trends

A New Strategy to Manage Healthcare Talent

Healthcare is predicted to be the largest growth driving industry in the U.S. economy through 2024.1 At the same time, the hyper-competitive healthcare labor market is facing unprecedented shortages both today and in the foreseeable future. The challenge of finding and keeping talent is compounded by an aging population and seasoned physicians entering into retirement. […]

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Benefit Trends

What is Employee Engagement and How Do We Get it?

The term employee engagement is often thrown around in the context of benefits… and productivity… and overall business success. It’s identified as something every employer wants to obtain within their workforce, and rightfully so. But, do we even know what employee engagement really looks like? Further, do we know how to create it? The search […]

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Benefit Trends

Employee Burnout: The Who, What, When, Why, and How

Feel like on-the-job expectations are constantly growing, but struggling to stay motivated? You, along with an overwhelming majority of the American working population, may be experiencing symptoms of burnout. Employers are beginning to realize just how vast the implications for employee burnout are on their businesses. According to a study conducted by Gallup, “Burned-out employees […]

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Benefit Trends

Medical Cost Trend Expectations – A Look Toward 2020

As we are poised to welcome a new decade in just a few short months, what changes might we expect to see in the employee benefit space, or more specifically with medical cost trends? In a report published this summer titled, The Medical Cost Trend, Behind the Numbers 2020, PWC explains the upcoming shift in […]

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