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    Alex Tolbert

    Alex is the founder and CEO of BerniePortal. He is a recognized thought leader on technology, HR and benefits.
    How to make sense of a medical bill
    By Alex Tolbert on September 10, 2018

    How to review your medical bill for inaccuracies Medical bills can be really confusing. Anyone who has had a healthcare experience is probably...

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    Where can consumers find help with health insurance?
    By Alex Tolbert on September 5, 2018

    Where to find help Many consumers have anxiety about getting health insurance right. There are several different strategies available for health...

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    Losing health insurance coverage mid-year? 3 options for consumers
    By Alex Tolbert on August 13, 2018

    What to do if you lose coverage Losing health insurance coverage mid-year can happen for a variety of reasons. Whether you have had a recent job...

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    Tennesseans have more health insurance marketplace options, but will consumers sign up?
    By Alex Tolbert on August 1, 2018

    Insurers re-entering Tennessee market Next year, Tennessee consumers will have more options for coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...

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    Three health care tools that will save you money
    By Alex Tolbert on July 16, 2018

    How to use price-shopping tools  Have you ever tried to price-shop for your health care? While consumers are usually familiar with doing so when...

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    Five questions to ask before having a medical procedure
    By Alex Tolbert on July 2, 2018

    How to make more informed medical decisions When planning a medical procedure, making a well-informed decision is really important. While this is...

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    Online onboarding: What HR should look for
    By Alex Tolbert on June 29, 2018

      How HR can improve the onboarding experience and improve retention This column was originally published in HR Technologist. A new study released...

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    Two reasons why TriStar Health is investing big in orthopedics
    By Alex Tolbert on June 20, 2018

    Hospital competition and an aging population Earlier this month, local hospital network TriStar Health announced a big expansion plan for its...

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    Why a higher uninsured rate means more expensive premiums
    By Alex Tolbert on June 6, 2018

    Premiums likely to rise in 2019 A new study by the Commonwealth Fund reports that the uninsured rate has been rising since 2016, and about 4...

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    Three healthcare costs your retirement plan should address
    By Alex Tolbert on May 21, 2018

    Plan ahead for healthcare costs in retirement Planning for retirement? Don’t forget health care. According to Fidelity Benefits Consulting, a...

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