If your healthcare system isn’t “selling” the Affordable Care Act to your customer base, it’s a little late in the game but you still have nearly two months until the March 31 deadline to get with the program. The $64,000 question: Why would you want to recommend your organization and your staff market the Affordable Care Act, knowing the initial rollout on healthcare.gov was very shaky at best? Justifying the effort shouldn’t be the problem, especially if you’re looking at the bottom line: The huge price tag for uncompensated care your hospital system currently provides for free.
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There’s an old saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and that may be sage advice for health care managed care organizations (MCOs) seeking to offer insurance plans on the “Obamacare” Health Insurance Marketplace in fall 2013. It seems that a key to the balancing act of insuring older policyholders (more likely to file claims for care) is attracting enough younger policyholders whose premiums and lack of claims will provide offset relief. The challenge for health care marketers is that these two different age groups learn and communicate differently, so MCOs must take this into account when developing their health care marketing and communications plans.
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A June 2013 article written by Anna Gorman that appeared in the LA Times highlights the challenge facing managed care organizations (MCOs) across the United States as the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) enrollment opens in October. Specifically, the reluctance of young adults to enroll in a health care plan and how it makes health care marketing difficult.
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Community First Health Plans (CFHP) was featured in local newspaper the La Prensa for their recent success in the “100% Campaign” for their partnership with San Antonio ISD. The campaign is a community partnership to link every uninsured child with affordable health coverage throughout schools...

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DON'T BE SCARED, BE SURE Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life, but it can also be one of the most confusing, frightening and stressful. San Antonio’s Methodist Healthcare System had established multiple Family Health Centers across the city to...

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CHECKING UP ON SAN ANTONIO'S HEALTH The health of San Antonio isn’t perfect. In fact, the city has often fallen into the lowest margin of nationwide health statistics. The Bexar County Health Collaborative is committed to changing this trend through action and information. The non-profit, wellness-focused organization...

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SOCIAL MEDIA VIDEO BREATHES LIFE INTO A BRAND Through humor, esd & associates is giving University Health System’s brand real character in the community. Our county health provider extends its capability across the community, caring for children, adults and seniors with both preventative and acute services....

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JOIN ME AND FULFILL YOUR CALLING Today’s students and professionals have developed fluency with the latest digital and mobile technology. They expect to connect to their friends, employers and interests at any moment of the day or night, from any internet-providing device. Ignoring their preference for instantly...

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HELPING STUDENTS MOTIVATE FOR SUCCESS Not all schools are created equal, but some students – the best and the lucky – emerge from the most challenged schools to succeed. They achieve academic honors, earn degrees and find fulfilling careers that serve their families and communities well. They...

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