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Mayo Clinic ranked #1 hospital nationwide

U.S. News named Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota the best hospital in the nation, and awarded the institution more #1 specialty rankings than any other hospital. The awards were announced online in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 Best Hospitals for Procedures & Conditions. Consistently ranked No. 1 Mayo Clinic has more #1 rankings than any other provider […]

Level Funding for Health Insurance: New Choices

Level funding for group health plans combines the savings potential of self-funding with the predictable cash flow of a fully insured plan Mike Eckstein, Health Tradition Health Plan A large-company solution goes mainstream A type of self-funded health benefit solution called level funding has been attracting more attention from small companies. In the large-employer category, […]

Why Get Your Group Health Plan Through SHOP?

SHOP Advantages for Wisconsin Businesses Mike Eckstein, Health Tradition Health Plan The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act helps small businesses* and non-profits provide employee health coverage. Enrollment through SHOP has a number of advantages for employers who want to provide competitive benefits. Enrollment is always open You can […]

Your Group Health Plan: Renew or Rethink?

New ratings, new plans and new classifications affect employer groups Mike Eckstein, Health Tradition Health Plan Employers choosing to renew their legacy health plans will still have that option for one more year. But because underwriting regulations have changed, some employers may have reasons to consider moving to a new Affordable Care Act plan for […]

Upcoming Cadillac Tax is Becoming a Hot Topic

By Mike Eckstein, Health Tradition Health Plan Scheduled to go into effect in 2020, a 40 percent health plan tax that’s part of the Affordable Care Act has employers rethinking their benefits now. Called the “Cadillac tax,” it targets employee health plans considered excessively generous. The tax addresses a concept know as “moral hazard,” which […]

Mayo Clinic Again Named Top Children’s Hospital

Health Tradition kids get a higher standard of care… Mayo Clinic care. Mayo Clinic Children’s Center has again been ranked as a top-performing children’s hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015–2016 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings of nearly 200 of the nation’s children’s hospitals. Mayo Clinic has been represented in U.S. News & World Report’s best-hospital rankings […]

The Best Baby Shower in Town!

Each year, people expecting a baby or thinking of starting a family have a chance to see all the resources available in the La Crosse area for new parents and parents-to-be. Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare, in cooperation with The Children’s Museum of La Crosse and Magic 105, present The Best Baby Shower in Town. […]

May is Mental Health Month

Nearly one in every five people, or 42.5 million American adults, has a diagnosable mental health condition. Half of all lifetime cases of mental disorders begin by age 14. Often our friends, neighbors, co-workers, and even family members are suffering emotionally and don’t recognize the symptoms or won’t ask for help. Recognize the five signs […]

Mayo Clinic introduces Healthy Living online

Mayo Clinic has unveiled the next generation of digital wellness with Mayo Clinic Healthy Living online. This new portal brings the research, clinicial and wellness experience of Mayo Clinic to each member, plus a dashboard tracker and extensive health education resources including videos, personal stories, checklists and detailed how-tos. Mayo Clinic Healthy Living online, with […]

Have You Scheduled Your Mammogram?

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. In […]