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Sunscreen and Strategies: Summer Prep for Stress-Free Renewals

June 12, 2024

Cup of Joe | Ep. 6 – June Welcome to the June episode of Cup of Joe with Difference Card CEO Joseph Donovan! In this episode, Joe brings a fun and insightful comparison between the importance of sunblock in the summer and the necessity of proactive planning for your employee benefits. As the days get […]

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A Double Shot of Joe: Insights from Joe Lawler on Healthcare Solutions

May 16, 2024

Cup of Joe | Ep. 5 – May In the bustling city of Newport, RI, amidst the buzz of the 2024 Difference Card growth conference, Joseph Donovan, CEO of The Difference Card, sat down with Joseph Lawler of USI Insurance Services for an enlightening conversation. The fifth episode of Cup of Joe podcast series brought […]

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HSA Limits: Maximizing Healthcare Savings

May 10, 2024

HSA account holders are now be able to contribute more money to their HSA . The HSA contributions limits are adjusted for inflation each year, and HSA annual limits are released every April or May by the IRS. HSA Contribution Limits The HSA contribution limits for 2025 have been adjusted to reflect the cost of […]

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Spotlight of the Month on Difference Card Broker Partner, Caleb Howland

May 8, 2024

Congratulations to Caleb Howland, of USI, for being named the Difference Card Broker Partner of the Month for May 2024! Caleb Howland is a Senior Employee Benefits Advisor for USI in their Fort Lauderdale, Florida office. Caleb recently worked with Senior Consultant Oldemar Da Silva from The Difference Card’s Southeast Team to help a food […]

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Spotlight of the Month on Difference Card Broker Partner, Beth Sweeney

April 23, 2024

Congratulations to Beth Sweeney, of OneDigital, for being named the Difference Card Broker Partner of the Month for April 2024! Beth Sweeney is a Benefits Consultant for OneDigital in their New York City, New York office. Beth recently worked with Senior Consultant Richard Halpin from The Difference Card’s Northeast Team to help a non-profit social […]

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What are PCORI Fees?

April 18, 2024

Understanding PCORI Fees for Self-Insured Health Plans 2024 PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) Fees The applicable dollar amount for plan years ending on or after October 1, 2023, and before October 1, 2024, the tax is equal to $3.22. This is a .22 increase from the $3.00 rate in 2023. Fees are reported and paid […]

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Brewing Up Success: Hot Takes on Prospecting

April 15, 2024

Cup of Joe | Ep. 4 – April Welcome back to another exciting episode of Cup of Joe! In the latest Cup of Joe episode, Joe Donovan, CEO of Difference Card, brings a steaming cup of wisdom to the table. Episode 4 promises a flavorful blend of tax-day musings and candid conversations on mastering the […]

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April Case Study: The Difference Card Helps Global Shipping Company To Reduce Health Insurance Costs By Over $400,000, Guaranteed!

April 9, 2024

This client employs over 400 people in the Mid-West market. They provide supply chain solutions, transportation management, freight forwarding and warehouse services for organizations across the world. In this competitive industry, they were looking to enhance margin by reducing their health insurance cost. When faced with an 8% renewal increase from Aetna, their consultant connected […]

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Spotlight of the Month on Difference Card Broker Partner, Michael Pandolfo

March 19, 2024

Congratulations to Michael Pandolfo, of Alliant, for being named the Difference Card Broker Partner of the Month for March 2024! Michael Pandolfo is a Consultant for Alliant Insurance Services in their New York City, New York office. Mike recently worked with Senior Consultant Richard Halpin from The Difference Card’s East Team to help a large […]

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