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With Coverage Costs Rising, Employers Report 9 Benefits of Contracting Health Care Directly

Direct contracting in employee benefits has become increasingly popular among employers seeking to control rising health care costs and improve care quality. This strategy involves self-funded employers negotiating directly with health care providers to secure services at predetermined rates, bypassing traditional insurance carriers to reduce costs. However, challenges such as complex negotiations and administrative burdens necessitate the involvement of skilled brokers to ensure compliance and optimize the benefit plan. Learn more about the potential of direct contracting in an article featured in the Portland Business Journal from Parker, Smith & Feek Vice President and Account Executive Mary Campbell.

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