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February 2019
Client Corner
Welcoming ARC Administrators

We are very pleased to share that ARC Administrators, a Kentucky-based Third-Party Administrator and Employee Benefits Provider, has added APH’s Poindexter analytics to their solution portfolio. They will utilize APH’s Poindexter analytics platform, to deliver longitudinal and predictive health data visibility and insights to their clients for more informed decision-making.
We thought it would be fun to share that Sarah Gardner, their Segment President, Clinical Solutions sent us a picture of her son from a few years ago on Halloween. She said his resemblance to our Poindexter is uncanny – and we agree. We were even more pleased to learn that her son is in high school now, and he wants to study health analytics. How fitting! Thank you for sharing Sarah! We always enjoy these fun connections!

Read more about ARC Administrators here .
Q1 Planning for Your Marketing and Sales Support – How Can we Help?

Since many clients are spending time in Q1 to refresh marketing and sales messages, we wanted to remind you that APH now offers marketing and sales support for our clients who offer Poindexter downstream to their clients. Support across the entire marketing and sales spectrum – from introduction to presentations to RFP/proposals and even finalist pitches . APH will work with your marketing and sales support teams to weave the Poindexter value-prop into your marketing and sales story and brand.

APH sales resources are also available as needed to present at your client summits and gatherings . We can even work with you to create a custom presentation to tell the story of how you utilize Poindexter to support your core offerings – and highlight results.

If we haven’t worked with you on this, please reach out to Yvonne Daugherty to coordinate a kick-off session: yvonnedaugherty@mypoindexter.com
Health Highlight of The Month
American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, and in honor of that, we wanted to take a moment to provide heart health information you may feel free to share with your populations. Some associated risk factors shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) include:

  • High blood pressure. About half of people with high blood pressure don’t have it under control. Having uncontrolled high blood pressure is one of the biggest risks for heart disease and other harmful conditions, such as stroke.

  • High cholesterol. High cholesterol can increase the risk for heart disease. Having diabetes and obesity, smoking, eating unhealthy foods, and not getting enough physical activity can all contribute to unhealthy cholesterol levels.

  • Smoking. More than 37 million U.S. adults are current smokers, and thousands of young people start smoking each day. Smoking damages the blood vessels and can cause heart disease.

  • Obesity. Carrying extra weight puts stress on the heart. More than 1 in 3 Americans—and nearly 1 in 6 children ages 2 to 19—has obesity.

  • Diabetes. Diabetes causes sugar to build up in the blood. This can damage blood vessels and nerves that help control the heart muscle.

  • Physical inactivity. Staying physically active helps keep the heart and blood vessels healthy. Only 1 in 5 adults meets the physical activity guidelines of getting 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity activity.

  • Unhealthy eating patterns. Most Americans, including children, eat too much sodium (salt), which increases blood pressure. Replacing foods high in sodium with fresh fruits and vegetables can help lower blood pressure. But only 1 in 10 adults is getting enough fruits and vegetables each day. Diet high in trans-fat, saturated fat, and added sugar increases the risk factor for heart disease.

The CDC also shared effective ways to control Heart Health at any age:
  • Don’t smoke. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. If you don’t smoke, don’t start. If you do smoke, learn how to quit.

  • Manage conditions. Work with your health care team to manage conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. This includes taking any medicines you have been prescribed. Learn more about preventing and managing high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

  • Make heart-healthy eating changes. Eat food low in trans-fat, saturated fat, added sugar and sodium. Try to fill at least half your plate with vegetables and fruits and aim for low sodium options. Learn more about how to reduce sodium.

  • Stay active. Get moving for at least 150 minutes per week. You can even break up the 30 minutes into 10-minute blocks. Learn more about how to get enough physical activity.
Blog Insights

Barbara Rutkowski , EdD, MSN, CCM  - Vice President, Clinical Operations, Advanced Plan for Health

This is an important topic our clients are seeking information on, so we wanted to share more details here. Health systems can save money and human misery when they better understand end-of life care options.

We'd like to extend a big thank you to our guest blog contributor - John Milne , Benefits Consultant , Corporate Synergies ®

Millennials, and Generation Z behind them, are changing the way they access healthcare. Traditionally, individuals and families see primary care physicians several times a year and build relationships with their doctors over time. Visiting the same primary care physician when an illness strikes, or for an annual health & wellness checkup, can help the doctor notice changes in a patient’s health and catch issues before they become more serious (and costly). But for Millennials, having a primary care physician isn’t necessarily a priority.

APH, On the Road
Upcoming Tradeshows and Conferences

The APH team would welcome the opportunity to meet you in person at any of our scheduled tradeshows and conferences. Contact us here , email us at marketing@mypoindexter.com or call (888) 600-7566 to arrange a time to meet with us .
February 4 - 6, 2019 l Las Vegas, NV

APH’s Denis Cremin and Rick Scheel will be exhibiting and conducting Poindexter demos at this annual conference for the self-funding industry. Please stop by to see us if you’ll be there.
March 18 - 20, 2019 l Charlotte, NC

APH’s Denis Cremin will be attending this popular SIIA event which brings together those who support self-insured group health plans – including TPAs, stop-loss carriers / MGUs, brokers / consultants, captive managers and leading service providers, with the objective of promoting improved collaboration in order to grow the self-insurance marketplace in a responsible way.
May 22 - 23, 2019 l Galveston, Texas

APH’s Rick Scheel and Steve McBride will be delegates at this event which will feature subject matter experts from all over the country and employer case-studies from those that know how to make managing an employee benefits plan easier and better.
September 30 - October 2, 2019 l San Francisco, California

Advanced Plan for Health will have our exhibit booth setup (booth #714), and ready for demos. We will also be participating in the conference as delegates. This event is focused exclusively on the self-insurance / captive insurance marketplace and typically attracts more than 1,700 attendees.
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Ideas and Inspiration

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