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Why is Healthcare so Expensive: Part Six

We’ve come to the end of our blog series answering the million-dollar question, “why is healthcare so expensive?” It’s a question that has several answers, and our blog series ...
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Why is Healthcare so Expensive: Part Five

As we near the end of our series, we wanted to address price transparency and how it affects healthcare costs. Our CEO, Matt Dale, shares his thoughts as we try to answer the ...

Why is Healthcare so Expensive: Part Four

We couldn’t answer the question, “why is healthcare so expensive” without addressing surprise medical billing. It’s perhaps the most notorious case of ridiculously expensive ...

Why is Healthcare so Expensive: Part Three

In part three of our series, “Why is Healthcare so Expensive,” (see part

Why is Healthcare so Expensive: Part Two

For our second blog in our Why is Healthcare so Expensive series, we’re going to look at patient advocacy. To clarify, patient advocacy doesn’t cause high healthcare costs, it ...

Why is Healthcare so Expensive: Part One

For our first blog in our Why is Healthcare so Expensive series, we’re going to look at reimbursement models. Specifically some of the differences between the traditional ...

Why is Healthcare so Expensive? Introduction

If only there was just one reason healthcare is so expensive; sadly, it’s a whole complicated web of pitfalls. So, we’re introducing a six part series to discuss the main ...

Making the Most of a High Deductible Health Plan

High deductible health plans (HDHP) have been rising in popularity over the years as a way to get patients to have more “skin in the game.” They can be a great solution for ...
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When (And When Not) To Use Telemedicine

Telemedicine is a great tool for many people and has seen a big uptick in use thanks to COVID. It’s still not widely used, and for many ...
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The Future of Healthcare Relies on The 2020 Elections

Healthcare policies are always a pillar of any political party’s campaign, but this year, given the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare reform will play an even larger role in the ...
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Patients As Partners

Patients and healthcare professionals believe in the power of engaged patients, or as our friend Dave deBronkart coined:
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An Inside Look at UT Austin's Healthcare Transformation Master's Program

Our Director of Marketing, Steven Cutbirth, recently graduated in the inaugural class of the MS in Healthcare Transformation program at the University of Texas at Austin. The ...
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Five Ways Anyone Can Save on Healthcare

We’re all about people being as proactive as possible when it comes to healthcare, because it will reduce stress and save patients money. With that said, in emergency ...
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Better Healthcare Starts with Value-Based Care

If you work with healthcare at all, you’ve likely heard the phrase value-based care. But what does it really mean? At its most basic, value-based care means improving patient ...
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Four Key Takeaways from Health Rosetta Summit 2020

COVID-19 may be canceling events left and right, but Health Rosetta’s annual summit managed to go on through the magic of virtual conferencing. I for one am very glad the team ...
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The Rise of Cash Pay Doctors: What They Are and How They Work

There are all kinds of ways to save money on medical care, and a cash pay doctor is one of the best ways. Simply put, a cash pay doctor is a physician who doesn’t accept ...
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Patient Data, Micro-Moments, and The Future of Healthcare

Healthcare has made many strides in technology and digital tools, but where it’s lacking is in properly using healthcare data. Specifically, patient data. When patient data is ...
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Lessons From 30 Minutes of Rushed Care and a $900 Cortisone Shot

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How Platform Technology Can Make Healthcare Not Suck

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Back to Basics: Healthcare Insurance Terms Explained

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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Healthcare Sharing

When you think of health insurance, you ...

Free Market Healthcare System: What Is It, and Can It Work?

How strange would it be to go to your local grocery store and not be able to see the price of different brands of cereal? Or to go to the checkout and realize you’re not only ...
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Health and Wealth: The Importance of Preventative Care

It’s fair to say that most of the population doesn’t go to the doctor unless ...

Medical Loss Ratio: What it Is and How it Works

Let’s start off by explaining what ...
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Three Lessons from COVID-19 for Better Business and Benefits

Although Coronavirus is far from over, we are seeing businesses open and lockdown measures relax. With that in mind, it’s important for us all to ...
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Direct Primary Care Explained and Four Reasons You Need It

Most people know what a primary care physician is, but what exactly is direct primary care (DPC
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Ready to Pull Your Hair Out? Try These Six Tips for Better Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this year it comes at an especially stressful time for the whole world. Nurses are having mental breakdowns ...

Breaking Through Three Common Healthcare Barriers

Although some people might not think twice about how or where to get healthcare, millions of Americans

From Unpaid Advocate to CEO

I was just starting college when my dad injured his knee in a game of pickup ...
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How Health Plans Benefit from Patient Advocacy

Patient advocacy serves to ...

Positive Changes from Health Disruption

Change is always hard, but it can

Encouraging Active, Not Passive, Health

It's no secret that health care is expensive, but it becomes even more expensive when people don't understand their options. This causes ...

CEO's Corner: What an Atlanta ER’s Experience with COVID-19 Can Teach Us

COVID-19 has swept across the globe, and on top of bringing illness , it has also brought change to every part of our lives and the healthcare landscape.

Be a Leader Who Brings Peace to a Crisis

Whether you're a CEO, a broker, an HR Director, or a business owner you are a leader in some form or fashion. People look to you for guidance, ...

COVID-19 Increases Telemedicine Need: A Life Float for Americans Drowning in HealthCare Costs

Late last year, the
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Containing the Cost of COVID-19

A global pandemic is a scary thing, but in some instances, the financial implications of contracting COVID-19 is more intimidating than the virus itself. With businesses ...
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COVID-19: Flattening the Curve

Travel is limited from Europe to the United States for 30 days. Italy is on lockdown

FMMA Speaker Series Recap: Dr. Marty Makary

Coronavirus: Prevent - Don't Panic

There is an increased awareness and near panic of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) over the last few weeks and justly so with the increased number of cases and deaths in the ...
CEOs Corner: Where Value-Based Care is Taking Us

CEO's Corner: Where Value-Based Care is Taking Us

Healthcare is quickly evolving. Innovative technology solutions driving value-based care are bringing affordable, accessible, and quality care to patients.

Healthcare Costs are Climbing, Here's Why:

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We Asked, You Answered: Health Benefits Your Clients Actually Want

The Person Behind the Bill

When you deal with large medical

CEO's Corner: Being An Engaged Healthcare Consumer with Dr. Josh Luke

In this edition of CEO's Corner, I sit down with Dr. Josh Luke .

Leveraging Technology to Deliver Human Centered Patient Advocacy

Technology is disrupting healthcare. As the pace of disruption quickens there is a balancing act between offering the latest ...

Taking That Extra Step For Our Clients

The guiding principles of account management teams are different for all companies.

3 Key Takeaways From Ascend 2020

Our team recently attended the 5th Annual ASCEND Agency Growth & Leadership Summit, co-founded by
Top Sessions to Attend at Ascend 2020

Top Sessions to Attend at ASCEND 2020

We’re off to Grapevine, Texas!
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CEO's Corner: Health Leaders Reflect on 2019 & Look Ahead to 2020

Happy 2020! May this be your best year yet! As we look ...

Our Vision of Giving Back

It seems that staying busy is a growing trend. There have even been studies done proving America to be one of the most overworked countries in the world, and that the average ...

Healthcare is about to get the Uber treatment.

I’ve taken a lot of Uber rides. Over a thousand if I had to guess. Punch in your destination and Uber provides an estimate on the cost. As I type this, the predicted cost to ...
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CEO’s Corner: Disrupting the Healthcare Market Place with Dutch Rojas

During a recent summit, I was fortunate to meet Dutch Rojas, CEO of
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The CFO’s Role in Benefits Management

When you are faced with skyrocketing benefit costs, how do you choose the most cost-effective solution while also ensuring your employees are well ...

How to Combat High Health Care Costs

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the U.S. has the most expensive, yet least effective, healthcare of any other high-income nation. ...

CEOs Corner: Disrupting Traditional Health Benefits with Nelson Griswold

Being a leader is tough. When you're a leader in your organization, people expect you to have all the answers.
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Why Do Our Values Matter?

Have you ever heard the saying, “your thoughts become your words” or “your words become your actions”, and so forth? Being intentional about your company’s core ...
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3 Key Takeaways From SIIA 2019

Our team had a great time this past week in San Francisco for the 39th Annual SIIA (Self-Insurance Institute of America) National Educational Conference & ...

The Lives We Change with Healthcare Navigation

My husband had a heart attack and stent surgery, and now we have $145k in medical bills. How can I afford this?
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Top Events and Sessions to Attend at SIIA 2019!

Watch out San Francisco, we’re bringing Austin to the West Coast!

Tips to Navigate Health Insurance Renewal Season

It’s that time of year when the leaves start changing colors, temperatures are cooling, pumpkin spice is showing up in everything, and if you are a ...
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5 Tips to Negotiate Your Medical Bills

Have you ever opened the mail and discovered an outrageous medical bill that you were not prepared for?

Meet our new VP of Business Development, Allen Saunders

We are pleased to announce Allen Saunders as our new Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Saunders has a track record of results-driven sales and exceptional management ...

How to find an affordable doctor in your area

Healthcare is confusing and complex. You want to see a doctor, dentist or specialist you can trust. What do you do when you need to find a doctor, dentist, or specialist in ...

Protect your members from skyrocketing healthcare costs with Karis Bill Negotiator

Over 2/3 of bankruptcies in the United States have a medical billing component. Healthcare costs can be unexpected and can easily ...

Join The Karis Group at The Church Network’s 63rd Annual Conference July 11th-14th

The Karis Group will be attending The Church Network’s National Conference for the 3rd year in a row. If you are attending, we would love to see you at one of ...

Getting to Know Our New President & CEO, Kim Evans

We are excited to share the news that Kim Evans has been ...

Karis360: a full-circle approach to your healthcare

The complexities of healthcare are ever-growing. What was once a simple phone call to your insurance provider or doctor can now be hours of your precious time spent passed from ...

How to Organize Your Healthcare Paperwork

The healthcare landscape can be overwhelming and confusing. Add a recent medical incident like a surgery, specialist or hospital visit and those bills can pile up quickly.

Getting on board with digital on-boarding: a wise move for healthcare organizations

As the world moves daily to a more digital lifestyle, healthcare organizations must follow suit to remain competitive and profitable. One way organizations can improve ...

9 Risk-Conquering Ideas and Solutions for Third Party Healthcare Administrators

Third Party Administrators (TPAs) provide a variety of vital services to the healthcare industry. However, with so much uncertainty and change in the healthcare landscape, it’s ...

How Benefit Providers Can Increase Customer Satisfaction Through Added Benefits and Better Support

Benefit Providers can improve customer retention and gain new customers by bundling Karis360 services with existing benefit plans. Karis360 helps Benefit Providers increase ...

How a dedicated call and support team can save your company more than just money

At Karis360, we focus on responsiveness. In today's complicated health care world, a friendly, helpful, voice goes a long way.

Control Costs While Still Making Members Smile

As a benefit provider, third-party-administrator or broker, you have many goals for your members and clients. You want fantastic results, timely turn-around and satisfied ...

What can a professional health care services company do for your benefits plan?

Benefit providers can improve customer retention and gain new customers by bundling Karis360 services with existing plans.

Sell More and Do Less Work - Healthcare Brokerage 101

The Karis Group Receives WorldatWork Work-Life 2016 Seal of Distinction

The Karis Group Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to Employee Engagement and Work-Life Effectiveness

What’s Really in Your Food?

Manufacturer ingredients and food content is under increasing scrutiny lately. In June, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled to ban trans fats from foods ...

Healthy Eating – How to Meal Plan Like a Pro

We all know the challenges associated with balancing busy schedules and our nutritional needs.

Brokers: Karis360 is your behind-the-scenes team

Increase Sales Without Increasing Your Workload.

Chaplaincy – Personal Help When You Need It Most

Have you ever found yourself backed up into a dark, lonely corner where life seems really bleak, you can’t take another piece of bad news or open another bill ...

Karis Recognized at 2015 Greater Austin Business Awards

The Karis Group is pleased to announce that it received an award of excellence from the Austin Chamber of ...

The Karis Group Is A Finalist for Greater Austin Business Awards

The Austin Chamber of Commerce, on July 31, announced finalists in nine business categories for the 15th Annual Greater Austin Business Awards.

Healthy How-To’s For Handling Stress

Finances. Health. School. Work.

Take control of your health – eating at home versus dining out

Today, eating out has become more prevalent. Family dinners are becoming more rare, being replaced with cell phones, afterschool activities and longer work hours. ...

How To Balance Your Health and Budget at The Grocery Store

Grocery shopping can be overwhelming. I only shop for my husband and myself and it’s hard enough to balance healthy choices on a budget. Add extended family and ...

How to Prepare for Surgery

Surgery is stressful, overwhelming and painful. The weeks and days leading up to a scheduled surgery can be filled with emotions:

Better Health is Just a Good-Night's Sleep Away

Sweet dreams for your health!

What Makes a "Healthiest Employer"?

The Karis Group was recently named one of Austin, Texas's Healthiest Employers for 2015. According to the Austin Business Journal, the award's organizer, ...

Tips for Navigating Corporate Health Care Plans

With more and more individuals encountering health care questions and concerns, even navigating your corporate or group health plan may seem daunting. Here are ...

Health Tips – How to Combat the Ill Effects of a Sedentary Lifestyle

You've likely seen one of the many

How You and Your Company Can Save Time and Money on Health Care

Health care is an integral component of an employer’s and employee’s everyday life with two-thirds of non-elderly individuals receiving their health insurance ...

What Makes a Great Business Culture?

A Time Magazine poll found that less than half of American workers are satisfied with their jobs. The lost productivity of actively disengaged employees costs the ...

Welcome To Our New Website!

Welcome to our new website! The Karis Group’s vision is to make healthcare work. For everyone. But, our previous website wasn’t meeting this goal. It was time to ...

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