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Madeline Lippe

Madeline is a former Inbound Marketing Intern for CareATC.
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Self-Funding 101: A Unique Solution for Employers of Every Size

Posted by Madeline Lippe on September 15, 2020

With the persistent rise in health care costs, U.S. employers of all sizes are focused on controlling costs while also making health care more affordable for employees.

Respondents to the 24th Annual Towers Watson Survey expect total health care costs (employer and employee) to rise 4.9% in 2020 after plan design changes, up nearly a full point from 4.0% in 2019. According to findings from the Towers Watson Financial Benchmarks Survey, the average cost of health care is $13,087 per employee per year (PEPY) in 2019 and is expected to rise to $13,728 in 2020. By point of comparison, the U.S. inflation rate is expected to average 1.8% in 2019 and to increase to 2.0% in 2020. Without plan changes, cost trend would be 5.0% in both 2019 and 2020.

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21 Healthcare Terms You’re Too Embarrassed to Google

Posted by Madeline Lippe on September 24, 2014

Company X is implementing an HSA plan next year with an annual HRA provided by their TPA.

If you didn't understand any part of that sentence, this post is for you.

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3 Common Barriers to Quality Medical Care

Posted by Madeline Lippe on September 19, 2014

We’ve all had our reasons for not going to see the doctor. 

“I don’t have time.” 

“They told my friend she had strep when she really had mono. She lost 30 pounds and now she can’t even fit into the clothing from Gap Kid’s. It’s pretty pathetic. I’d rather suffer than go to the doctor.”

“Have you seen the waiting room? I hate waiting with sick people.” 

These excuses may seem reasonable in context, but when you form a habit of avoiding medical care, you weave a complex web of consequences both for yourself, and for society at large. 

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Our New Website: What is CareATC?

Posted by Madeline Lippe on August 6, 2014

Hey, it's Madeline! With the launch of our new website this week, I thought it would be appropriate to provide a quick overview of CareATC® and where we came from. Most of our blog posts aren't this narcissistic, but every once in a while, I think it's appropriate to remind our readers of the heritage behind our brand. I promise I'll keep this short and sweet.

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