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Pinnacle Claims Management- Producer Tip
17 Mar

Producer Success Tip: Boost Communication Skills to Help Boost Business

An effective insurance producer or business owner knows that to succeed in business, having great communication skills is a must. But how do you know if your skills are where they should be? A good way to find out is to consider how people are responding to your messages and presentations.

Pinnacle Claims Management - Employee Education
17 Mar

Employee Education: Risk Test Helps Knock Out Rising Cases of Diabetes

On Tues., March 24, 2015 is the American Diabetes Association’s National Alert Day, an annual campaign that brings awareness to the public on how to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.  We are providing information about this disease and the link to a brief test

17 Mar

Health Care Reform: Update to Cadillac Tax

A notice from the IRS and the Treasury Department regarding the “Cadillac Tax” was issued on Feb. 23, 2015, which will have an effect on higher cost, employer-sponsored health plans starting in 2018. Here is what you need to know about this tax and how it can affect self-funded employers.

Pinnacle RxSolutions
17 Mar

Specialty Drugs – Managing The High Price Tag

As an employer, it’s easy to have a love–hate relationship with specialty drugs. On one hand, these drugs can effectively treat and save money in the long run on chronic employee health conditions such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

PinnacleRxSolutions
17 Mar

Finding a Good Partner To Help Save Some Green in Your Rx Budget

With pharmacy costs going up each year, employers need to have a good strategy on how to keep their costs manageable. According to a 2014 annual prescription drug benefit survey, 77 percent of U.S. employers interviewed said that they were spending 16 percent of their total health benefits on prescription drugs.

PinnacleClaimsManagementProducerTips
26 Feb

Dealing with Objections of the Heart and Mind

If you are a producer, you know the scenario. You have been building a relationship with a potential client, given a presentation or two, met the key players and answered everyone’s questions but still they haven’t said yes.

PinnacleClaimsManagementEmployeeEducation
26 Feb

How Employees Can Reduce Stress for a Healthy Heart

Since February is American Heart Month, it’s a good reminder to educate employees on the link between chronic stress and heart disease.

26 Feb

Update to Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) Plans

The final rule has just been issued by the Department of Health and Human Services to further define what is considered minimum value (MV) for a benefit plan.

26 Feb

Bob Twidwell Joins PCMI Team

PCMI welcomes back Bob Twidwell as our new Senior Director of Operations. Bob previously worked for PCMI for 13 years in the areas of operations, underwriting, finance, and information technology.

Pinnacle TPA telemedicine
26 Feb

Cost Saving Trends in Self-Insurance

Today’s health care insurance landscape continues to change with more cost-saving options than ever before thanks to advancements in the areas of technology and wellness. In this post, we share two health care options from the past that have been trending in the news lately: telemedicine and health outcomes-based solutions.

 

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