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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Beyond Coverage

Creating Benefit Diversity for Generational Differences in the Workplace

Most of us already know that the one-size-fits-all approach to employee benefits is over. Evolving employee needs and employer priorities have changed how HR must approach benefit diversity. In addition, for the first time in history, five generations are in the workforce at the same time. Each has its own set of age-and-stage needs, values […]

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Beyond Coverage

Navigating the Great Resignation into 2022

If you’re struggling to hire or to hold onto your talent, you’re not alone. The Great Resignation is still going strong, and nearly 90% of companies are experiencing higher turnover rates than normal.1 Between July and December 2021, over 20 million people left their jobs.2 They’ve joined the millions who started the exodus in early […]

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Beyond Coverage

HSAs and the Struggle to Contain Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs

Employers have increasingly turned to high deductible health plans (HDHPs) to contain benefit costs. In fact, according to recent research,1 almost 53% of workers with employer-sponsored health insurance were enrolled in HDHPs in 2020. It’s a trend that has accelerated steadily over the last seven years: in 2015, under 40% were enrolled.2 For employers, shifting […]

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Beyond Coverage

Myth Busters: Is Supplemental Health Insurance Necessary?

The word supplemental comes with a connotation of superfluous or unnecessary, and unfortunately that connotation is sometimes carried over to supplemental health insurance. But with the recent shifts in the benefits industry, supplemental health insurance has taken on new importance. A Little History For years, supplemental health insurance was considered an afterthought and an optional […]

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Beyond Coverage

The Downside of HSAs – Closing the Coverage Gap

High deductible health plans (HDHPs) have steadily become the norm, not the exception, as employers seek to contain healthcare costs. As of last year, a majority of employers (51%) offered one of these plans.[i] And one analysis by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that 28% of covered workers are enrolled in an […]

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Benefit Trends

Voluntary Insurance: A Closer Look into the Typical Gap Plan

Voluntary insurance, also referred to as worksite voluntary insurance, is the most common type of supplemental health insurance. A few examples of voluntary insurance plans are critical illness, cancer and hospital indemnity. For years, voluntary insurance has dominated the supplemental market, which is why when employers and brokers think of supplemental insurance, their minds automatically […]

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Beyond Coverage

Medical Errors: Hidden Killer

A recent study conducted by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in America. But since the CDC doesn’t record medical errors as causes of death, little is being done to change this. Let’s dig a little deeper. When someone dies, a code (an international classification for […]

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Beyond Coverage

Technology Can’t Replace Medical Care

Traffic. Recipes. Working out. Music. There’s an app for that. There’s actually probably a little square that you can download onto your phone that can assist you with most of the things that you do. There’s even apps that can check your medical symptoms and provide a list of potential conditions or diagnoses. Though this […]

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Benefit Trends

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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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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A Difficult Diagnosis: A TopDoc Connect Member Story

Facing a difficult, unexpected diagnosis can be shocking, scary, isolating and a multitude of other blinding emotions that ultimately leave you staring into the unknown ahead of you, asking yourself, “What now?” There’s pressure to act quickly and make the right decision, but how do you know where to turn during this critical window? We […]

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Healthy ‘Ed’ition: Bike Ride Blues

Hello, everyone. If you’re new, welcome to my journey to the Baltimore Marathon! You can catch up here. Over the weekend, I switched it up by going on a bike ride with my cycling club. I thought it would be a good way to give my knees a break while still getting in my endurance […]

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