Meritain Health® Podcast Discusses Medical Inflation

Meritain Health® Podcast Discusses Medical Inflation
November 16, 2022 Sue Riordan
In the booth podcast series

We know general inflation is creating economic challenges for employers, employees and customers alike. But what about health care inflation?

Our recent In the Booth podcast catches up with some of our leaders to get their unique perspectives on this important topic.

This episode, hosted by Bridgette Cassety, broker engagement, Meritain Health, features Michael Ciarrocchi, AVP and Chief Market Development Officer for Meritain Health and David Bauer, Executive Director, Enterprise Strategy at CVS Health®.

They address topics including what’s driving health care costs, the shift we are seeing in health care economics, solutions to consider, and more.

Providing unique solutions

Meritain Health, together with partners at Aetna® and CVS Health, offers unique solutions, flexibility in plan design and point solutions to address rising health care costs.

We’re ready to help employers, brokers and consultants as they tackle factors contributing to medical inflation, such as:

    • Labor costs and shortages.
    • Supply costs.
    • Drug costs.
    • Hospital service pricing.
Check out In the Booth podcasts

Our popular In the Booth podcast series, now in its third year, addresses pertinent topics impacting health care and benefits administration.

The format lets us connect to industry experts and share our perspectives on challenges being felt industry-wide.

Past topics include optimizing point solutions, benefits of bundling pharmacy with medical, captive solutions, understanding out-of-network options and more. We also have a newly released episode on making the most of wellness programs.

How you can listen

You can listen to “Winning Strategies in the Face of Medical Inflation” by clicking here.

Our full library of podcasts can be found on Buzzsprout, here. You can stream them in your browser, or listen using Apple Podcasts®, Stitcher™, or other streaming services.

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