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.”

November 8th, 2021

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

November 4th, 2021

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

November 4th, 2021

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

Mitigating the Temptation of the Growing Gig Economy

May 1st, 2019

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

April 24th, 2019

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

March 27th, 2019

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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Complementary Benefits

The Swing of the Health Benefits Pendulum

March 13th, 2019

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

February 13th, 2019

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

February 6th, 2019

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

January 23rd, 2019

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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Complementary Benefits

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

November 21st, 2018

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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Complementary Benefits

Why Invest in Better Health Benefits

August 29th, 2018

Investing in better health benefits may seem counter-intuitive when one of the top HR priorities is controlling benefit costs. But another top operational priority is recruiting and retaining top talent, and good health benefits are critical to accomplishing this. Health Benefits v. Sign-On Bonus You may be asking yourself: Why not invest in something other […]

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Complementary Benefits

3 Ways Expense Reimbursed Insurance Fills Coverage Gaps More Effectively

August 16th, 2018

Coverage gaps are a constant in today’s world of health insurance. It’s common for companies to try to fill coverage gaps with supplemental ‘gap plans,’ also known as indemnity-based voluntary insurance, like hospital indemnity and critical illness insurance. Unfortunately, this type of gap-filler isn’t always effective due to several shortcomings. There is another type of […]

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Complementary Benefits

Brokers: 2 Busy Season Blunders to Avoid

August 1st, 2018

August is here, which means that busy season is right around the corner. You’re about to have a lot on your plate: seeking new clients, retaining current clients, solving coverage issues, providing advice, creating benefits structures and more! Here are 2 things to think about now to help you out once busy season arrives. Don’t […]

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Complementary Benefits

4 Reasons to Choose Expense Reimbursed Insurance

July 18th, 2018

Expense reimbursed insurance is a type of supplemental health insurance that can be layered on to primary plans to provide additional coverage. While these plans aren’t as well known in the supplemental health insurance market, they are gaining prominence. In fact, ArmadaCare has a suite of three expense reimbursed insured plans with different coverage options. […]

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