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

Top Employer Concerns of 2019

As control of the job market has shifted from employer to employee, employers and hiring managers are discovering having a creative hiring strategy is critical. Since we’re half-way through 2019, it’s a good time to review the trends and challenges that’s resulted from today’s employee-driven market. Rising Competition An employee-centric market means that employers are […]

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Benefit Trends

Attracting and Retaining C-Suite Executives in an Evolving Job Market

As Baby Boomers near retirement, businesses are grappling with the unavoidable challenge of replacing their top management and executives. Hiring for executive-level positions is time-consuming and expensive, especially when making an out-of-organization hire. Making a poor hiring decision when it comes to management can also be detrimental to an organization’s functionality, not to mention reputation. […]

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Benefit Trends

Out of Balance – Rising Medical Out-of-Pocket and Premium Expenses Outpacing Wage Increases

In a thriving economy, many businesses are better able to afford pay raises for employees. In turn, rising wages should allow our population to spend more, creating a ripple effect and further boosting the economy. Growing Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenses For some, however, these new earnings will go directly toward health care expenses. Why? Because even […]

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Benefit Trends

Whistle While You Work – The Relationship Between Employee Happiness and Productivity

Even in today’s booming economy and thriving job market, many employees still experience stressors that can impact productivity at work. And while this stress may not originate from the workplace itself, stress experienced within an employee’s personal life can directly impact their performance, focus, and sense of self-worth at work. According to a recent MetLife […]

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The Blurring of Boundaries Between Work and Life

Technology improvements have completely altered the way that our workforce operates, blending work and life, by making our work accessible from anywhere, any time. With this change sometimes comes increased expectations from employers, who hope to see their employees responsible for work matters 24/7. Risk of Burnout Rising expectations are often partnered with mounting stress […]

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Retaining the Generation X Workforce

Generation X Generation who? Haven’t you heard? Baby boomers are retiring in droves, Millennials are swarming the workforce and Gen Z is close behind! In the rush of managing different generations, you may overlook X. You can find plenty of articles and advice about how to recruit and retain other generations. But what about Generation […]

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Benefit Trends

Mitigating the Temptation of the Growing Gig Economy

We’ve written a lot on the changing landscape of our job marketplace, but we’d like to dive deeper into one unique facet of this shifting environment: the increasing presence of and interest in freelance work. The “gig economy” is comprised of opportunities involving a fixed-term contract or pay-per-project situation that allow workers to more easily […]

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Complementary Benefits

5 Critical Statistics about Benefits and Employee Retention

There’s a reason for all that non-stop media coverage of the talent shortage issue and a candidate-driven market. Job opportunities abound as the unemployment rate reaches levels not seen for almost two decades. Because of this, employees feel confident seeking other opportunities, thus creating a serious turnover issue. Examining the reasons behind the issue is […]

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Complementary Benefits

The Importance of Offering Customization and Flexibility

In previous blog posts such as this and this, we’ve focused on the changing workplace environment, as well as the newfound challenges of hiring top talent, and how these factors are influencing decisions employers make about benefit offerings. This shift gives way to new opportunities for employers to get creative to attract and retain talent. […]

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Benefit Trends

Three Cheers for ArmadaCare’s Service Team!

We are very excited to announce that ArmadaCare has once again received a “best-in-class” Net Promoter Score (NPS). This is the fourth year in a row of a rising NPS score. With our latest NPS score of 75, we’ve surpassed other leading companies in customer satisfaction, like Amazon (+69), Jet Blue (+74) and USAA (+73). […]

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Complementary Benefits

The Swing of the Health Benefits Pendulum

For decades, businesses have cut costs by reducing their health benefit plans, but the expansive job market in our growing economy is now threatening this flexibility. With bargaining power now in the hands of employees, our nation’s businesses are facing escalating turnover rates. The combination of these factors creates a conundrum for business owners and […]

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Complementary Benefits

Turnover Costs vs. Investment in Innovative Health Benefits

Almost 60% of companies saw retention as a top priority last year. Why? Because the turnover epidemic is real. With the unemployment rate at a 19-year low, job opportunities are up considerably, which means more places for employees to turn if they aren’t happy with their current company. This is leading to huge turnover costs. […]

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