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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All

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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All

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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Complementary Benefits

Competing for Talent? Win with Benefits

Once, employers could take an ‘everyone is replaceable’ approach to turnover, hiring and its costs. With unemployment at lows not seen in two decades,1 that no longer works. Employers face fierce competition for talent, and the costs associated with turnover can seriously affect the company bottom line. An uphill climb in a competitive talent market […]

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Complementary Benefits

Discovering The New Benefits Broker

Whether we like to admit it or not, the employee benefits landscape is changing, fast. The unemployment rate fell to 3.7% in September, the lowest level since December 1969.1 Add this to the ever-shrinking talent pool, and you get employees feeling confident enough to find opportunities elsewhere. These shifting conditions can feel shaky at best […]

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Executive Health

5 Top Questions Prospective Clients May Ask

Here at ArmadaCare, we understand the savvy health benefits broker is constantly looking for ways to interact with prospective clients as efficiently and effectively as possible. Understanding their most asked questions can help you be best prepared in that endeavor. With that in mind, what prospective client questions do you need to look out for? […]

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Executive Health

Solving the HR Conundrum: Strong Labor Market – High Turnover

So you’ve found yourself stuck in that same dreaded loop many businesses are in today: The HR Conundrum! (dramatic music plays) Like many, you’ve probably figured out that finding a solution to such a problem isn’t so easy as realizing it exists. After all, the national unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent, its lowest level since 1969, and remained […]

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