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- On March 15, 2016
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Can coordinate billing, claims, enrollment, communication, multiple other tasks
No organization can do everything on its own.
This certainly applies to labor unions, which have a host of different and distinct responsibilities — including the complex, time-consuming process of managing the health and insurance needs of retired members. Fortunately, some insurance providers offer service packages that handle a host of the administrative tasks … enabling unions to focus on their core capabilities.
The finest group retiree health products — which focus on specific, Medicare-eligible retiree populations — are extremely robust. They offer coordination of all eligibility and enrollment information, communication products to keep membership updated, welcome kits for new enrollees, and a toll-free call center, as well as full claims and billing management. In addition, they’re compliant with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Affordability Act) regulations and all applicable federal, state, and privacy laws.
“One of the primary reasons for acquiring a group retiree health insurance products — aside from the obvious consideration of ensuring that everything is done properly — is that in-house administrative services can be tremendously expensive,” says Kevin McDonnell, Dale Group’s vice president of Benefits and Planning. “For a labor union, a product like the one the Dale Group offers makes perfect fiscal sense. It’s simply better and more affordable than what an organization can accomplish on its own.”
McDonnell notes that when it comes to group retiree health products for labor unions, the communications tools are particularly popular.
“As much as any other type of organization, or more so, unions need to regularly share information with a large number of individuals,” he explains. “A product that can help manage not only distribution of materials and updates, but also assist in the preparation of these pieces, is invaluable. Transparency is essential for a labor union, and a product like this can be tremendously effective in making retired members feel at ease.”