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Year-Round Plan Communication

Year-Round Plan Communication

by Jessica Hawkins February 15, 2024 For some employees, their annual open enrollment is the only time of year that they are engaged with their benefits. When employers place a focus on year-round benefits education, employees have the information they need to make...
It Ain’t Over

It Ain’t Over

by Greg Watkins February 1, 2024 I watched the Yogi Berra documentary on Netflix last night. If you haven’t watched it, there’s much to learn and it is very entertaining. His Yogi-isms and story in general are epic.  Makes me think a lot about the way we run our...
Fully Insured vs. Self-Funded

Fully Insured vs. Self-Funded

by Katie Mercurio October 26, 2023 While it’s true that most self-funded health plans have over 200 employees, there are more creative self-funded plan options for smaller groups, including groups that have fewer than 10 employees. In fact, we have experienced...
Navigating the Healthcare System

Navigating the Healthcare System

by Kari Hoback October 12, 2023 Navigating the healthcare system can be confusing and time-consuming for employees and their families.  Member advocacy programs help people make better decisions about their care by combining proactive guidance, a streamlined...
The Watko Way – Teamwork

The Watko Way – Teamwork

by Jessica Hawkins October 5, 2023 I would like to take the opportunity to thank our team at Watko for doing such a wonderful job supporting our customers while I was away on maternity leave.  The team we have here at Watko never ceases to amaze me.  Being able to...
Controlling Increased Pharmacy Spend

Controlling Increased Pharmacy Spend

by Katie Mercurio September 6, 2023 Every company is concerned about increasing costs across their business. Providing competitive benefits plans becomes more complicated as health costs increase. Many companies are spending as much as 50 percent of their health...