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Health & Welfare Insurance Strategic Sourcing

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Health & Welfare Insurance Program Cost-Reduction Services

Our Health and Welfare Insurance Sourcing Specialists are former practitioners, and have extensive experience helping companies address their unique health and welfare benefits challenges.

Health Plans & Benefits are non-wage compensation that typically include medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability insurance, life insurance, and may also include related support programs like wellness services, pharmacy benefit management or family leave administration.

Health Plans & Wellness Insurance programs can be significant expenditures for an organization, but as one of the only categories that impacts the entire employee population, a cost effective and unique Health Plans & Benefits program can create a competitive advantage for attracting and retaining top talent. As organizations differentiate their Health and Welfare Benefits strategy, they must also balance the costs, risks, and fiduciary duties involved in the purchasing and administration decisions associated with H&W Insurance.

Corcentric understands the challenges organizations face when sourcing a category as complex as Health and Welfare Insurance Plans, including price fluctuations & healthcare inflation, regulatory changes to healthcare laws, or new political mandates.  Our team of Health and Welfare Benefits Sourcing experts can help mitigate risks and optimize the H&W Benefits program costs through our fully customizable strategic sourcing process.  Our Health & Wellness programs strategic sourcing due diligence typically includes:

The more competitive the talent marketplace is for an industry, the more costly the associated Health and Benefit Insurance programs.  Corcentric’s Health and Welfare Insurance industry knowledge and category expertise allows us to supplement your organizations’ strategic sourcing department to ultimately decrease your insurance, administration, and benefit costs, while simultaneously improving your employee service and satisfaction.  Whether you want to better understand your current rates compared to the market as you prepare for contract negotiations, or you want to run a sourcing event for all of your Health and Welfare Benefit needs, contact Corcentric today to execute on your Benefits strategy.

Strategic Sourcing for Health & Welfare Benefits Insurance: Effective Strategies

The Health and Welfare Benefits Insurance marketplace of providers is diverse. Most companies use benefit consultants or insurance brokers who play a critical role in the design, purchase and administration of a company’s benefit program.  Because of the diverse and complex nature of the category and overall supply base, sourcing strategies in this category are most effective when Corcentric leads the broker selection process.  By leading the suppler selection process, Corcentric can:

  • Control the cost discussion including brokerage fees, commissions, and insurance premiums
  • Align Health and Welfare Benefit sourcing strategies with our client’s financial goals
  • Negotiate risk sharing arrangements with broker(s)
  • Ensure financial targets are built into the broker agreements

Corcentric can also support the Human Resource function in its Supplier Management responsibilities.  By supporting HR, Corcentric can effectively add value during the Benefits Vendor RFP process by ensuring that brokers follow sound sourcing practices when retaining insurers and other benefits providers and that the cost benefit analysis of insurance and benefits alternatives are based on metrics and goals important to our clients strategic and financial objectives.

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