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April 14, 2021

Putting An End To Surprise Medical Billing

By Rev. Jeff Thiemann

Portico made the decision long ago to cover certain out-of-network eligible expenses, sometimes called “surprise bills,” on behalf of our health plan members. While you may not know what surprise medical billing is yet, it’s an issue that should concern both employers and anyone who uses health care because some health plans don’t protect their members from it.

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April 14, 2021

Putting An End To Surprise Medical Billing

By Rev. Jeff Thiemann

Portico made the decision long ago to cover certain out-of-network eligible expenses, sometimes called “surprise bills,” on behalf of our health plan members. While you may not know what surprise medical billing is yet, it’s an issue that should concern both employers and anyone who uses health care because some health plans don’t protect their members from it.

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February 1, 2021

Health Benefits. Is Cheaper Really Better?

By Josh Smith

“We once thought we couldn’t afford Portico, now we realize we can’t afford NOT to be with Portico!” – Reier Thompson, MBA, LNHA, HSE, President/CEO, Missouri Slope

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January 11, 2021

Making Room

By Deacon Tammy L. Devine

“Make room for what matters… let go of what doesn’t. It’s that simple.” – Robert Tew

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December 28, 2020

Good Thing or Bad? Employees Are Heavy Users of Mental Health Benefits.

By Rev. Jeff Thiemann

As you know, it’s been a difficult year, and everyone’s talking about stress and anxiety — including me.

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December 14, 2020

Leading Through COVID-19:
5 Lessons Learned

By Stacy Kruse

2020 has been an unusual business year. COVID-19 took us all by surprise and tested our ability to adjust quickly to many new normals.

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November 6, 2020

Personalized Health Support Programs Have Greatest Impact on Results

By Josh Smith

In order to have a meaningful impact – on personal well-being and on the bottom line – health support programs must meet people where they are.

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October 27, 2020

A Retirement Plan that Empowers Your Employees, Your Organization, and Your Mission

By David Quello

Like all components of whole person wellness, finances play a vital role.

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October 6, 2020

Leverage Data for Better Outcomes and Lower Healthcare Costs

By Josh Smith

In my last blog I discussed how it’s possible to keep healthcare benefit costs down without shifting the financial burden to employees.

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August 25, 2020

Doing Well While Doing Good

By Josh Smith

It is possible to keep your health benefit costs down without shifting the financial burden to your employees. We’ll show you how.

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June 23, 2020

New Mental Health Benefits Prove Their Worth During Pandemic

By Josh Smith

At Portico, we’re called by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to do what some consider impossible — rein in the cost of health benefits, while investing in well-being.

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