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Five Ways Employers Can Reduce Their Healthcare Spending

October 9, 2019

Healthcare costs are on the rise. Research from the Society for Human Resource Management shows that most large employers in the U.S. expect their healthcare costs for 2020 to increase by at least 6% if they don’t make any adjustments, and by 5% if they adopt cost management initiatives. Plan premiums and annual cost increases […]

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Five Benefits of Direct Primary Care for Small Businesses

September 19, 2019

Most small businesses today spend approximately 8%-18% more than large companies for the same health insurance plans. As a small business leader, you have an opportunity to effectively manage your company’s healthcare costs by embracing direct primary care (DPC). DPC is a popular alternative to traditional fee-for-service insurance billing that provides patients with unlimited access […]

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Why Healthcare Costs $14,156 Per Employee

December 14, 2018

Employers of all sizes across the country are all looking down the barrel of rising healthcare costs. With little innovation in the industry, many are left with no other choice than simply to accept double-digit increases to their annual premium and either absorb that expense or pass it onto their employees. Recent results from one […]

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Bringing Data Analytics to Direct Primary Care

June 9, 2018

Since 2016, Strada Healthcare has been a leading force in developing cost-effective ways to track cost savings and health metrics for employer groups. Like other Direct Primary Care companies, we know that providing unlimited access to primary care with no co-pays or deductibles will inevitably improve health outcomes and avoid unnecessary medical expenses, but we […]

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Nebraska to Pilot Direct Primary Care in 2019 for State Employees

April 11, 2018

In a monumental step for the Direct Primary Care movement, on April 11th Nebraska lawmakers passed LB1119 which creates a pilot program to offer Direct Primary Care to state employees starting in 2019. The bill was sponsored by Ralston Sen. Merv Riepe, who has been a longtime advocate for DPC since he initially lead the charge for […]

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Direct Primary Care for Nebraska State Workers

February 8, 2018

Nebraska state employees might have a brand new healthcare offering coming in 2019: Direct Primary Care. This week, the Nebraska State Legislature heard from Senator Merv Riepe as he presented LB-1119, a bill that would allow state employees to enroll in a Direct Primary Care plan. Under this new type of health plan, employees of […]

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Time Health Transitions Members to Strada Healthcare

January 30, 2018

Strada Healthcare is Nebraska’s largest Direct Primary Care provider and is excited to announce that it recently reached an agreement with Time Health to transition Time Health members to Strada Healthcare. Members of Time Health have been notified of this change are welcome to choose from any of Strada Healthcare’s multiple locations in the greater-Omaha […]

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What Is Your Health Insurance Actually Purchasing?

January 6, 2018

By Joel Bessmer, MD Year after year, employers hand out unlimited company credit cards also known as medical insurance cards for their employees to purchase their medical care, and very few receive back any data showing what their employees actually purchased. Imagine you are a business owner and you hand one of your sales reps […]

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3 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep in 2018

December 29, 2017

By Joel Bessmer, MD It’s that time of year again. The time when most Americans will reflect on the past and set healthier goals for the future. Too often, however, the novelty of a “New Year, New You” wears off around mid-February and people fall back into old habits. In my years of practicing medicine […]

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Direct Care Model Saves Employer Thousands on Health Insurance

October 21, 2017

What is Strada Healthcare: Strada Healthcare, Nebraska’s largest Direct Primary Care (DPC) practice, partnered with Burton Plumbing Services Inc. in 2017 to provide employees with improved access to primary care. Strada is a disruptive model of healthcare which removes the headache of health insurance while providing nearly unlimited primary care for a low cost, monthly […]

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