Daniel Sherer

“Do-it-yourself” or “Hire a Pro”: How do you decide?

Credit: Featured photo taken by Daniel Sherer Every day, whether running your business or just around the house, you’re faced with choices when you need something done.  In many cases, it’s so obvious whether you should take care of it yourself (assuming you don’t just ignore it) or get someone else to do it.  It’s …

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Resort Fee… For a telehealth visit?!

Credit: Photo courtesy of and copyright Vintage Stock Photos, www.vintagestockphotos.com Did that get your attention? Read on and it’ll make sense in a minute. The Kaiser Family Foundation recently published a story “The Charges Seem Crazy”[i] about a trick that hospitals are using to extract more money from patients, it’s called a “Facility Fee”.  It’s …

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Who could possibly be hurt when you restrict what services hospitals may provide?

Credits: Grocery Store Image by Vectorportal.com I know, you had to read that twice, it’s stupid and was hard for me to write, but basically, it’s the exact and very short-sighted action that the state of Massachusetts just took.  You can read the details in this 11/27/2021 report by Fierce Healthcare (https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/hospitals/mass-calls-hospitals-to-reduce-elective-procedures-amid-staffing-shortages).  But let me …

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Selecting the right plan, it’s a “no-brainer”, right?

Source: Dwight from “The Office” feature photo from knowyourmeme.com A friendly disclaimer: The information presented is intended for general education purposes about health benefits. All terms, concepts, and lessons have been simplified for easy viewing and consumption. Each person’s situation is different. Please talk to your Human Resources department / representative(s), along with the appropriate …

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Part 2: Literacy comes first

Source: “Michael Scott Best Womp Womp Ever” feature photo from knowyourmeme.com Note: This is Part 2 of a 3-Part employer series. If you, your employees or their dependents don’t understand the fundamentals of US healthcare, then they won’t understand the choices they face and they are virtually guaranteed to make mistakes that result in higher …

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Part 1: Goals

Source: “Michael Scott Best Womp Womp Ever” feature photo from knowyourmeme.com Note: This is Part 1 of a 3-Part employer series. It’s getting to be that “time of year” again.  No, not Pumpkin-Spice season, “Open Enrollment” season, at least if you live in the USA and get commercial health insurance.  It’s almost time for employees …

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Emergency Departments publishing “Expected Wait Times”

Maybe you’ve seen the signs or advertisements and just ignored them.  They’re all around, on the side of the highway, the bottom of the screen during the evening news and DEFINITELY on the hospital’s website. They’re a force for good, right? Well… yes.  Good for the investors who own the hospital. For you? Not so …

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