Group Design & Individual Benefits Specialist / Healthcare Cost Reduction Strategist
With over three decades of experience in the Healthcare Benefits Industry, Kathleen, "Kathy" has an in depth understanding of Employee Benefits & processes, Benefits Compliance, and the cost challenges that consumers and businesses face. These challenges, and a desire to provide solutions, are what motivated her to research and find innovative ways to help clients (particularly with high deductible insurance plans), reduce their out of pocket healthcare costs and navigate the healthcare system more easily and effectively.
As a seasoned advocate of Healthcare Consumerism, and a result of years of research, Kathy has an advanced level of expertise regarding the ways that consumers can save money on healthcare costs, identify quality care and promote best treatment outcomes.
In 2006 Kathy began to put her research into print, developing a Healthcare Cost Savings Guide for clients which provides resources & guidance on how to be a more proactive, empowered, and cost effective healthcare consumer.
Through Enhanced Consumer Education and Advocacy, BHS clients are able to access the best value for their healthcare dollars & participate in their treatment process in a more effective way... resulting in lower medical & claims costs and improved healthcare experiences.
Kathy has been quoted in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, National Trade magazine, as well as been a featured speaker on WCCO regarding Solutions to Employee Benefits, Healthcare Costs and related topics.
She has been asked to present to Associations & Organizations and participate in Professional Health Care Panels regarding Solutions to the High Cost of Health insurance & Healthcare.
Kathy's experience in the benefits industry & unique area of expertise regarding Healthcare Consumerism brings an additional level of value added expertise to BHS with an innovative and results based model for our Healthcare Cost Reduction Strategies.
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