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Integrating Hospital Financial Assistance: The Next Health Equity Initiative for ACA & Medicare Plans

This initiative tackles financial disparities directly, ensuring that all members, especially those from low-income backgrounds, have access to affordable care without the burden of overwhelming medical debt.

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Investing in Employee Well-being: Goodroot CEO Michael Waterbury’s Perspective with KFFN

No employer wants their team members to be in medical debt. But in today’s healthcare landscape, simply having health insurance is not enough to protect employees from financial hardship. Goodroot CEO Michael Waterbury talks healthcare navigation and outlines a key shift in thinking that helps overcome this dynamic. Transcript: I think the thing that people don’t necessarily think of

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WENG Radio Spotlight: Emry health advisor discusses navigating healthcare costs

In this WENG radio interview, one of our health advisors breaks down the equation that makes care navigation so necessary in today’s benefits marketplace. Transcript: I think employers for a long time have known the value of caring for the people that serve their customers. And that’s why employee benefits plans exist in the first

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Toolkit: What every employer needs to know about hospital financial assistance

2024 Goodroot survey results: What we uncovered We surveyed 2,000 American adults to gauge medical debt prevalence and level of awareness and experience concerning hospital financial assistance programs. We then isolated results to focus specifically on those with commercial, employer-sponsored coverage. $17,393 Average amount employers spent on health benefits for family coverage per employee in

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Employee Benefits Roll Out Questions

Top Questions Employees Have For HR When New Benefits Roll Out 

See this article by Emry president Derek Fitteron as it originally appeared in HR Excellence Magazine.   A thoughtfully designed healthcare package is a significant milestone for HR leaders. Yet, the real test comes after the rollout. The introduction of new health benefits can send a ripple of confusion through an organization, even when the new

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The Impact of Integrating Hospital Financial Assistance into your Benefits

Boost Employee Satisfaction with Hospital Financial Assistance

In today’s competitive employer landscape, a comprehensive benefits package is crucial to attracting and retaining top talent. Among the many options companies can offer, an integrated hospital financial assistance (HFA) program is an often-overlooked benefit that can have a profound impact on both employee satisfaction and organizational efficiency.  Let’s dive into the advantages of integrating

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Learn how to leverage care navigation and financial assistance for crafting affordable benefits and eliminating medical debt burdens.

What Types of Employers Should Integrate Hospital Financial Assistance Into their Benefits?  

The escalating costs of healthcare have prompted a critical examination of the resources available to mitigate expenses for both employers and employees. Hospital Financial Assistance (HFA) programs, mandated for tax-exempt nonprofit hospitals, offer free or discounted care for urgent and medically necessary services to eligible individuals. These programs are designed to help both insured and

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Discover the truth about Hospital Financial Assistance (HFA) Programs and their potential to alleviate the burden of high healthcare costs.

Lowering Hospital Costs Through Hospital Financial Assistance Programs: Myths & Truths

In a healthcare landscape riddled with high costs and complexity, Hospital Financial Assistance (HFA) Programs stand as beacons of hope for many—but remain critically underutilized. While 58% of Americans—including those with commercial insurance—are likely eligible for hospital financial assistance at most hospitals and health systems across the country, our 2024 survey uncovers a widespread gap in

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