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BDS’s TJ Morrison Featured in Central Penn Business Journal!

Published on June 14, 2017

Make sure to check out this weeks Central Penn Business Journal article featuring BDS Vice President TJ Morrison!  We at Benefit Design Specialists are working diligently to disrupt status quo in healthcare not only in our region but also nationally.  Follow this link to read the article!  For more...

No President Can Fix Healthcare.

Published on April 3, 2017

The very last blog I wrote was on November 10, 2016 in regards to the opportunities that President Trump had to fix our healthcare system. Unfortunately, the past few months we have observed political business as usual with no true relevant understanding of US healthcare and its major cost drivers....

Dear President Trump, Here Is Your Healthcare System Fix!

Published on January 13, 2017

Dear President Trump, Here is your action plan to fix our broken healthcare system. These 5 steps will help eliminate employer increases in healthcare spend and keep hard working Americans employed and not bankrupt!  For more information on how your healthcare plan can be fixed, please contact us at...

What Do a Navy SEAL, Human Resources and Healthcare Have in Common?

Published on January 10, 2017

SAVE THE DATE! May 4th 2017, 12:00PM – 4:00PM Join BDS at Colonial Golf and Tennis Club for our 6th annual Healthcare Summit! with Special Guest Speaker and Former Navy SEAL John Choate! John will provide insight on how your team can reach operational ALPHA the same way the US...

BDS Employee Honored in Harrisburg Magazine for Volunteer Work!

Published on January 6, 2017

We are proud to mention that Justin Leader, Vice President of Business Development at BDS was recently nominated and awarded Volunteer of The Month with Harrisburg Magazine.  We at BDS are happy to have so many employees who care about our community!  Justin Volunteers his time with many organizations,...

Congratulations to the BDS Management Team

Published on December 15, 2016

Great work to the team as well as our employees who make it all possible!    

A New President: A New Opportunity to Fix Healthcare

Published on December 7, 2016

The election is over. I, like many in the United States still feel a perpetual hangover from the previous 18+ months of partisan volleyball and rhetoric. A big question looming is what comes next for healthcare? President Elect Trump has made some substantial statements during his time on the...

BDS, Inc Nominated for Executive Management Team Awards by CPBJ!

Published on September 30, 2016

The 2016 Executive Management Awards will celebrate Central Pennsylvania’s executives who contribute to the success of our region’s economic growth and stability. All finalists and award recipients will be recognized at an awards ceremony on December 13, 2016. In addition, they will be featured in a special supplement to...

A “RBP” River Runs Through It

Published on September 20, 2016

When I think about the great state of Montana I cant help but think of the book and subsequent movie “A River Runs Through It”, written by Norman Maclean in 1976. One who thinks about the beautiful scenery as well as this story cannot help but feel a sense...

A Sad Truth About Drugs and Accidental Death in Pennsylvania

Published on August 18, 2016

For the better part of my career I have been analyzing various aspects of healthcare, prescription drug utilization and claims. One employee benefit that I understand thoroughly is Accidental Death and Dismemberment. Whether it be employer provided basic, voluntary or business travel accident, I have seen a multitude of...

Stop Beating Up the Sales Guy!

Published on August 18, 2016

Sales: Let me guess, an image of a sweaty used car salesman just popped into your head trying to up sell you on a car you didn’t come to the lot to purchase. Or better yet an insurance salesman, the wonderful category I get placed in! Thank you old...

Benefit Design Specialists featured in U.S. Domestic Medical Travel Publication

Published on July 22, 2016

BDS was recently interviewed by U.S. Domestic Medical Travel, a sister publication to Medical Travel Today.  More of the interview with TJ Morrison below. “Part of what I think we all struggle with in America is that we are used to this box: The healthcare system, in general, and...

How better plan design can help your clients save money, create healthier employees.

Published on July 21, 2016

Benefit Design Specialists very own TJ Morrison was highlighted in a recent article by BenefitsPro.  We are honored to continue our messaging around cost saving strategies and industry innovation. To read the article please click the following:  “How better plan design can help your clients save money, create healthier...

Is your wellness plan really working?

Published on June 15, 2016

I cannot begin to tell you the gut wrenching feeling I get when starting to talk with a prospective client and one of the very first questions they ask is: “Can you help support our wellness plan?” Forget, plan savings, plan design structure, value added services and providing real...

Benefit Design Specialists Speak at the IHC Conference in Atlanta, Georgia!

Published on June 10, 2016

Benefit Design Specialists very own TJ Morrison joined Tibi Zohar and DoctorGlobe at the IHC Conference in Atlanta, Georgia last month. Check out the presentation regarding this great technology.  

Overtime pay is coming. Are you ready?

Published on May 18, 2016

Overtime pay is coming. Are you ready? The US White House confirmed yesterday that the Department of Labor has approved a series of changes to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). These changes have been rumored for the last 18 months. Now we finally know the details. It’s time...

New Addition to the Extinction List: Health Insurance Carriers

Published on May 13, 2016

  Yep, you read the title correct! Health Insurance carriers have put themselves in line to be the next business model on the extinction list. The funny thing is, unlike nature, they have done this to themselves strictly out of greed and lack of caring for the end consumer....

Let’s Invent Tomorrow

Published on May 4, 2016

“Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” ― Steve Jobs The immortal words of Steve Jobs.  So much can be said about the legacy that he left as well as the information age in which we currently live.  In the 8+ years I have been working...

BDS Launches YouTube Channel!

Published on May 2, 2016

We at Benefit Design Specialists, Inc are pleased to announce the Launch of our YouTube Channel.  Make sure that you Subscribe to stay up to date with the latest innovation coming from our “think tank’. Start with Self-Funding 101 below:   If you have questions, comments or...

Healthcare Stockholm Syndrome

Published on April 27, 2016

Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon first described in 1973 in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or...

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