Podcast: Straight Talk with Michael Bertaut, Episode 5

Fever, rash, cut, break? Sudden medical issues can be scary and knowing where to go to get treatment when is confusing and can be a major pain, on top of that illness or injury.

Today, I’ll explain why getting the right care at the right place with the right type of […]

By |September 18th, 2018|Bertaut's Blog|0 Comments

Penny-Wise and Pound Foolish: How Big Data Shows Employers the Value of a Unified Health Plan

About 90% of us have health insurance from birth to age 64 because we either have a job, retired from a job or are related to someone who has or retired from a job.

As we’ve discussed in these pages before, employer-sponsored health insurance still covers, even in this era of […]

By |September 11th, 2018|Bertaut's Blog, costs|0 Comments

Hearing the Community Speak

The Blue Cross Business to Business Forum

Of the 100+ average appearances that I make each year, few events are as powerful as our annual Business to Business Forum on Healthcare Solutions, held recently at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. It’s simply a treat for me to participate and I hope […]

By |September 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The ‘Medical’ Marijuana Industry: Coming to a Close?

You may remember that earlier this year, I wrote a post updating the status of medical marijuana nationwide and in Louisiana, talking at length about how health insurance companies like Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana view marijuana products. Since that article was published, several important things […]

By |August 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|4 Comments

What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been: Are Health Insurance Premium Prices Going Down?

Has any topic in the past decade or so been more confusing, messier, or more fraught with political and personal angst than health insurance premium pricing? Let’s break down what’s been going on, starting with the Employer Health Insurance Market, where 90% of us get our healthcare coverage.

Employer-Based Healthcare
Nationwide, employers […]

By |August 14th, 2018|Bertaut's Blog, costs, rates|1 Comment