Simplifying Self-Funding

Simplifying Self-Funding

by Katie Mercurio April 30, 2024 As healthcare insurance costs continue to escalate, an increasing number of companies are contemplating the shift to self-funding their employee health insurance plans. Self-funding presents an attractive opportunity for businesses to...
Benefits Navigation Platforms

Benefits Navigation Platforms

by Kari Hoback March 20, 2024 What do employees do when they have questions regarding their benefits?  Where can they go to find information? One solution is a benefits navigation platform that summarizes all benefit plans within one app, providing on-demand...
Growth

Growth

by Katie Mercurio February 29, 2024 At Watko, a focus on growth is a basic characteristic of our work culture. Having a growth mindset allows us to serve our customers better by learning new ways to improve practices, impact vendor performance, and make a measurable...
Year-Round Plan Communication

Year-Round Plan Communication

by Jessica Hawkins February 15, 2024 For some employees, their annual open enrollment is the only time of year that they are engaged with their benefits. When employers place a focus on year-round benefits education, employees have the information they need to make...
It Ain’t Over

It Ain’t Over

by Greg Watkins February 1, 2024 I watched the Yogi Berra documentary on Netflix last night. If you haven’t watched it, there’s much to learn and it is very entertaining. His Yogi-isms and story in general are epic.  Makes me think a lot about the way we run our...
Fully Insured vs. Self-Funded

Fully Insured vs. Self-Funded

by Katie Mercurio October 26, 2023 While it’s true that most self-funded health plans have over 200 employees, there are more creative self-funded plan options for smaller groups, including groups that have fewer than 10 employees. In fact, we have experienced...