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 “To aid recruiting, private practices can ramp up benefit offerings.”

Health benefits can be an important differentiator for employers, especially private practices. Find out how the AMA Insurance Supplemental Health Insurance Program, developed by ArmadaCare, can help provide private practices a significant edge when recruiting and retaining top talent. Access the full article here.

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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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Healthy ‘Ed’ition: Executive Physical

Hello, again. And if you’re just starting to follow along, welcome! I’m Ed Walker, President of ArmadaGlobal, and this is my journey to the Baltimore Marathon. You can find the first post in the series here. This week, I decided it would be a good idea to take advantage of Ultimate Health’s Executive Physical Program […]

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Healthy ‘Ed’ition: Introducing Ed Walker

“The first wealth is health, and it hurts to be broke.” Allow me to officially introduce myself. My name is Ed Walker, and I am the President of ArmadaGlobal. Prior to my role here, I was the President of Transamerica Direct. (Don’t worry, I won’t list my entire resume.) Over the years, I have completed […]

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The Cost of Unwellness

While the debate about the effectiveness of wellness plans continues (you can read up on it here, here and here), a study by the Global Wellness Institute has calculated the cost of unwellness, and they yielded some pretty overwhelming results. Here are the highlights: Unwellness at work costs the U.S. economy $2.2 trillion a year […]

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Recruitment Game Plan in a Job Seeker’s Market

You may have noticed the increase in news coverage on the job seeker’s market. There is a talent shortage, an increased amount of job options, and a job perks arms race. It’s understandable to feel intimidated when attempting to recruit in this type of market. But this concoction of circumstances shouldn’t create fear. Instead of seeing […]

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Win Talent with Competitive Benefits

Attracting and keeping top talent depends on a lot of things. There isn’t one magic factor that employers can offer that will automatically create a magnetic company. It’s more about creating a mix of valuable elements that together pull in top talent and make amazing leaders want to stay. This concoction can include things like […]

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4 Talent Retention Myths to Stop Believing

Talent retention is important. Unfortunately, a company’s focus may not turn to retention until it’s already an issue. This is a problem. Retention needs to be on your radar now so you can prevent issues from developing down the road! Here are some more common misconceptions about retention to stop believing so you can get […]

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Changing Tides: The Need for a Next Generation Recruitment Package

The job market is changing—namely supplying more job options for jobseekers to choose from. For the employer, this means less eligible talent available. That’s why companies need to work harder than before to make themselves attractive to the talented employees they set their sights on and competitive with other companies in their industry. According to […]

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Stressed Out: Solving for Stress in the Workplace

Company leaders are more prone to health issues due to the nature of their jobs. They are at a higher risk for heart disease, are more inclined to having elevated cholesterol and high blood pressure, and are subject to chronic stress. Of the issues in that list, you may think that stress is the least […]

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Value of Wellness Way More than ROI

While wellness and health programs may have initially been implemented with a focus on decreasing healthcare costs, employers are now beginning to realize that the real benefits may be a little less straightforward. Of course, getting healthcare costs down is important, especially in an era of such increasing premiums, but this may not be the […]

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3 Reasons Compensation Is Not Enough to Retain Top Talent

Let’s start by saying compensation is necessary to your retention efforts, but it can’t do the job alone. Money is obviously important, but a main component to retention is keeping your top talent happy. And happiness is still one of those things money can’t buy. As your top talent, these employees expect to be compensated […]

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Healthcare That Supports Differences

Obvious fact: Everyone is different. So, you would expect everyone to have different healthcare needs based on who they are: age, family histories, types of environments, rigorous work schedules, etc. Every variable of each person’s life affects their health and, therefore, will affect the kind of healthcare they are going to require. The same goes […]

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Total Rewards Package: Think Outside the Box

Though the notion of total rewards has been around for a while, a recent model shows that there are several elements of total rewards strategy that define the way a company attracts, motivates, retains and engages employees. Fulfilling each category can be simple and straightforward, but if you want a total rewards package that thinks […]

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