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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....

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!    

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 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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOt_nZC4awU   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...

I’ve Got Two Tickets to…Free Surgery?

Published on April 7, 2016

Wait, that’s how the Eddie Money song goes right?  Alright maybe I changed the lyrics a bit however with good reason.  While no Surgery will ever be free what if those two tickets came in the form of a more affordable surgery for all? For example a knee replacement with better...

Innovation Is King

Published on March 22, 2016

“If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”  This has to be the most asinine statement I have ever heard. This to me states that there is no need for change. Perhaps not for the time being but eventually, much like a car tire or engine, something is going to...

“Buh Bye Now” Health Carrier Network

Published on March 16, 2016

Do you remember the last time you were not bound to use an in-network physician?  What if this very thought, of “in” versus “out of network” never existed to begin with?  What if you could just go to any doctor or specialist you choose from?  What if doing so...

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