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Julio Iturriaga

Julio Iturriaga
Julio Iturriaga is the manager of Sales and Business Development for Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.

Choose quality over quantity for your health plan

Posted by Julio Iturriaga on May 9, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Many factors can come into play when choosing a health plan for your business. What may seem like a small inconvenience - a long wait time, difficulty scheduling appointments, and noncommunicative doctors to name a few - can add up and affect employee health and possibly your ROI. If your employees are facing any of the following issues, it’s time to re-think your health plan.

How to keep your company’s premiums in check

Posted by Julio Iturriaga on Mar 21, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Employer-sponsored health insurance costs are on the rise, as high as 20%. Premium increases are attributed to different factors, and identifying those factors can help companies avoid those increases.

Achieving work-life balance

Posted by Julio Iturriaga on Feb 28, 2018 3:17:41 PM

We’re nearly three months into 2018. The New Year vibe has come and gone. Employees may have given up a few of their resolutions. While this may not seem pertinent to a business, a caring employer could see more engaged and proactive employees. Here are a few ways you can help them achieve common goals for a more balanced life:

Simple ways to promote heart health in the office

Posted by Julio Iturriaga on Feb 7, 2018 11:00:00 AM

February, as American Heart Health Month, is dedicated to the prevention of heart disease and other heart related complications. What can you do as an employer to help prevent these issues?

Children's healthcare faces uncertain future

Posted by Julio Iturriaga on Jan 10, 2018 11:00:00 AM

While the overall future of U.S. healthcare is unclear, advocates of child healthcare are especially wary.

Job-based healthcare insurance utilization

Posted by Julio Iturriaga on Dec 13, 2017 11:00:00 AM

A recent study found several disparities between low and high income workers when it comes to utilizing their job-based health insurance.

The cost of compliance

Posted by Julio Iturriaga on Nov 10, 2017 3:53:59 PM

With the ever-changing healthcare landscape, employers constantly struggle to meet the benefits needs of their companies. Doing “more with less” seems to be the trend as employers scramble to meet the regulations on laws concerning the Affordable Care Act, Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and paid parental leave.

Rising pharmacy rates fuel spike in healthcare spending

Posted by Julio Iturriaga on Jan 5, 2017 11:48:00 AM

Businesses will spend six percent more on healthcare benefits in 2017 than they did this year, according to an annual survey by the National Business Group on Health. To the casual observer, this might appear to be good news, since the upcoming price hike is no greater than last year's. However, despite this relatively steady growth rate, healthcare costs continue to climb faster than wages on average, suggesting consumers will be forced to put even more of their paychecks toward medicine. 

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"While employers have been able to keep increases in checkfor the past few years, costs are still running at more than twice the rate of inflation and general wage increases, thereby threatening affordability," said Brian Marcotte, president and CEO of NBGH in a press release. "These cost increases, while stable, are both unsustainable and unacceptable."

Nearly one-third of the 133 surveyed employers indicated that specialty pharmacy costs were the number one driver behind this spike in spending - up from just 6 percent in 2014. Rounding out the list of the three biggest culprits were high cost claimants and specific diseases and conditions. 

How employers can help combat obesity at work

Posted by Julio Iturriaga on Jan 3, 2017 11:59:00 AM

In an effort to curb healthcare spending, businesses may create campaigns geared toward reducing their employees' risk of chronic conditions. Among these, obesity is one of the most expensive for employers - it costs companies as much as $73.1 billion annually, according to recent studies. This total comes from more than just the cost of treating obesity and its long list of related diseases but also from the burden of absenteeism and reduced productivity due to poor health. Therefore, organizations that are committed to combating obesity in their workplace stand to gain not just health and wellbeing, but also healthcare costs and improved business performance. 

Let us s​how you how you can save 15-30% on your company's total medical  costs. 

Here's a list of ways you can reduce the risk of obesity at your office:

Beware myths about workplace obesity

Posted by Julio Iturriaga on Dec 20, 2016 1:36:00 PM

Are myths about workplace obesity hurting your business? That just might be the case.

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