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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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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Executive Health

Workplace Benefits Favored 4 to 1 Over Extra Salary: AICPA Survey

Here’s more evidence that supports how important benefits are to employees. Survey results released this week from AICPA* indicate that employees favor workplace benefits four to one (80 percent) over an identical job with 30 percent more salary but no benefits. This is quite a staggering statistic, but not entirely unpredictable. After all, most employers […]

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Complementary Benefits

Plan Changes, Your Very Own Shock-Absorber This Enrollment Season

Primary plan changes are inevitable, especially during this time of year. Changes can often have unintended consequences. But what if you had a way to mitigate those changes and lessen the impact? That’s where ArmadaCare’s suite of supplemental insured products comes in. As we’ve discussed before, ArmadaCare’s insured plans qualify as excepted benefits, they can […]

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Benefit Trends

Presenteeism and the Productivity Impact

You’ve heard of absenteeism: when employees regularly don’t show up to work. The business implications of absenteeism are typically easy to see. An employee is missing, so their work isn’t getting done. Ultimately the company’s bottom line is negatively affected. But have you properly weighed the impact of presenteeism on your work environment and bottom […]

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Are You Willing to Pay the Price of Employee Turnover?

We’re in the middle of a talent drought and a job opportunity downpour. The unemployment rate is at an impressive 18-year low, and as a result, unhappy employees feel confident seeking other opportunities, thus creating a serious turnover issue. While retention is a top priority for both employers and HR leaders, it can seem like […]

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Benefit Trends

Today’s Tight Talent Market: Make A Smart Business Investment

Forward-thinking companies realize that salaries just aren’t enough in today’s tight talent market. Winning the war for talent requires having the right benefit package, which is also key to driving loyalty, fostering productivity and reducing turnover rates. What type of benefit can help you accomplish all of this? While the market is full of unique […]

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Benefit Trends

The Turnover Epidemic: Why Employees Are Leaving and How to Prevent It

Employee turnover is becoming a critical issue to all companies. In fact, turnover last year in the U.S. was at 28%, an 11-year-high. While retention has been a top priority for both HR professionals and company leaders for some time, the employee turnover epidemic is becoming progressively worse. Why Is Turnover Getting Worse? The gig economy: […]

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Benefit Trends

How to Boost Employee Engagement

Great employee engagement may sound like a ‘nice-to-have’ company goal, but it’s actually a lot more important and impactful to your bottom line than you might think. Today in the U.S., only 34% of employees are engaged at work. Almost half (49.5%) are not engaged, a huge population that doesn’t really care one way or […]

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