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Top 10 Tips for Open Enrollment That Can Make a Big Difference

September 20, 2022

Open Enrollment is a complex process, but it doesn’t have to be. By armoring yourself with tips and tools you can tackle your upcoming open enrollment like a champion.   1. Plan Ahead of Time When it comes to Open Enrollment it is best to start planning early. By creating a renewal timeline halfway through […]

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Difference Card Digest: Looking back at Q2

September 12, 2022

Quarterly Updates from The Difference Card Introducing The Difference Health Plan! You asked and we delivered! We are excited to announce our new self-funded health insurance solution for small to mid-sized businesses! Read the latest blog post HERE to learn all about the product AND sign up for our webinar on September 22 at 4PM […]

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September Case Study: Auto Group Client Saves $334,397 on Renewal & Improved Benefits Using The Difference Card

September 7, 2022

Using our proprietary MERP (Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan) strategy, the Difference Card helped an auto group build the most cost-effective healthcare plan for their September renewal. The client was receiving a 28.4% renewal increase from Anthem. The firm’s Health Insurance Broker engaged The Difference Card to help with a solution to reduce this renewal and […]

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Spotlight of the Month on Difference Card Broker Partner, Nicole De Partee

August 31, 2022

Congratulations to Nicole De Partee, of HUB International, for being recognized as our Broker Partner of the Month for August 2022! Nicole De Partee is an Account Executive at HUB International in the California market. Nicole partnered with The Difference Card renewal team made up of Jourdan Englert, Michelle Ronan and Veronica Jentsch to help […]

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Which Health Insurance Solution is Right for Your Client?

August 16, 2022

The Difference Card offers a wide range of products to fit any client’s needs. Cost Containment Solutions   Difference Card MERP Take your health insurance savings strategy to the next level with a Difference Card MERP The Difference Card specializes in administering Medical Expense Reimbursement Plans (MERP). This IRS Section 105 Plan allows employers to […]

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FSA Eligible Sunscreen with Skincare Benefits

August 3, 2022

Summer is in full swing and you’ve probably been enjoying the extra daylight, warm temps, and (hopefully) slower days. But sometimes swimming, time spent outdoors, and long walks with your dog can result in damage from the sun like skin irritation from sunburn, dry skin, or even uneven patches. So how do you take care […]

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August Case Study: Nonprofit Client Saves $242,154 Using The Difference Card

August 2, 2022

Using our proprietary MERP (Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan) strategy, the Difference Card helped a nonprofit client build the most cost-effective healthcare plan for their August renewal. The client was receiving a 55% renewal increase from Anthem. The firm’s Health Insurance Broker engaged The Difference Card to help with a solution to reduce this renewal and […]

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Spotlight of the Month on Difference Card Broker Partner, John Burgert

Broker of the Month, John Burgert
July 27, 2022

Congratulations to John Burgert, of Lillis, McKibben, Bongiovanni & Company, for being recognized as our Broker Partner of the Month for July 2022! John Burgert is the Director of Employee Benefit Services at Lillis, McKibben, Bongiovanni & Company, a United Benefits Advisor (UBA) firm. John partnered with Difference Card Senior Consultant, Rachel Wilburn, from The […]

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July Case Study: Education Client Saves $237,287 Using The Difference Card

July 11, 2022

Using our proprietary MERP (Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan) strategy, The Difference Card helped an education client build the most cost-effective healthcare plan for their July renewal. The client was receiving a 46.5% renewal increase from Humana. The firm’s Health Insurance Broker engaged The Difference Card to help with a solution to reduce this renewal and […]

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Health Savings Account vs. a 401k

July 5, 2022

Should I max out my HSA contributions? Most people don’t think about an HSA as a savings account. Instead, they think of it as an account used to set aside money, tax-free, to pay for healthcare expenses. But the reality is an HSA is much more than a bank account, it’s a long-term savings vehicle. […]

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