Shields Health Care Group Blog

Ten ways to make the most of your health care in 2013

Posted by Lisa Campisi

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Castlight Health, Inc. San Francisco, CA (415) 829-1400, [email protected]

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Tags: MRI, Shields, Shields MRI, HR Directors, PET/CT, healthcare expenses, health premiums, health insurer, PET, MRI centers, mri price

Tips for talking to your doctor about price

Posted by Lisa Campisi

Taking an active role in your health and communicating with your doctor is critical to getting good healthcare; that includes discussions around cost. Here are some tips on preparing for discussions with your doctor about price. 

Get educated. Before you go to your appointment, become familiar with your health plan. Find out about your co-pay, deductible and what procedures are covered.

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Tags: MRI, cost, Shields MRI, magnetic resonance imaging, HR, HR Directors, copays, MR, Tedy Bruschi

Rate of Return of a Wellness Program

Posted by Christine Mavilia

Before launching a Wellness Program decide what you are trying to achieve and set realistic timelines for achieving a return on your investment. 

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Tags: health care dollars, out of pocket, health care premiums, wellness, rate of return, HR, HR Directors, healthcare expenses, health premiums, health insurer

MRI /CT Cost -- WOW! Charges and out-of-pocket costs add up

Posted by Carmel Shields

Yes, I read the article that I have choice where I go for an MRI or CT scan but it didn't hit home until the bill came in the mail. 

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Tags: health care dollars, out of pocket, health care premiums, L-5, l5, MRI, Ct, computed tomography, HR, HR Directors, healthcare expenses, health premiums, health insurer

7 Tips for HR Directors - Negotiate more for your Health Care Dollars

Posted by Christine Mavilia

To successfully recruit and retain the best talent, Human Resources Directors and Talent Managers must offer cost effective, high quality employee benefits. To help strike the best deal for employees and dependents we can not overlook the value of offering high deductible plans, limited networks and incentives for choosing the lower cost (equally qualified and capable) provider. Yet critical to implementing a high deductible plan is managing and communicating the value of your benefits package to beneficiaries.

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Tags: health care dollars, talent manager, Shields, HR, HR Directors, copays, healthcare expenses, health premiums