AMHERST, NY, April 7, 2017 — Premier Consulting Associates LLC (Premier), an independent consulting firm that partners with local and national employer groups to manage healthcare benefits, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Community Award for Technology Excellence by Benefitfocus at its second annual Celebrate Community Awards conference in Orlando, Fla.
This year marks the second consecutive year that Premier has earned recognition from Benefitfocus, which provides the software platform that supports Premier’s data analytics tool, PremierLinx.
“We’re proud to have received this award for the second year in a row,” said William Brothers, the founder and Chief Executive Officer at Premier. “We provide our clients with transparent insight into the overall financial and clinical health of their medical and pharmacy employee benefit plans. By doing so, we can help our clients provide the best possible benefits to their employees while keeping costs down — and that’s particularly rewarding to us.”
Using its PremierLinx software, Premier helps self-funded employer groups manage their medical and prescription drug health plans by assisting them with strategic planning, benefit designs, and budget forecasting.
“With the ever-increasing cost of healthcare, we recognize how important it is to make data-driven decisions,” said Cynthia Hammer, the President of Premier. “We provide our clients with advanced analytics — including data on high-cost claimants and pharmacy drug spend — and give them the insight they need to make the data actionable.”
“At Benefitfocus, we’re incredibly proud of the benefits initiatives of our customers — and proud that our technology is a part of them,” said Ray August, the President and Chief Operating Officer at Benefitfocus. “The teams and individuals who run these programs are dedicated to helping employees and healthcare consumers make the best possible benefits decisions so they can live a healthy life — physically, mentally and financially. This is a mission we share with our customers and the work they’re doing deserves recognition. We congratulate the winners for the difference they’re making.”
Premier’s clients benefit from an integrated data warehouse, robust claim analytics, and custom reporting on healthcare plan costs and risks.
“One great example of our work is the identification of current and potential high-cost claimants, which we are able to provide through a bracketed spending analysis,” Hammer said. “That enables the employer group to notify reinsurance carriers, ask critical questions, and predict the future impact of those claimants on the company’s medical and pharmacy spend.”
Established in 2004 and headquartered in Amherst, NY, Premier Consulting Associates LLC is an independent consulting firm that partners with employers of all sizes to manage their healthcare benefits. For additional information, visit www.premierconsultingassoc.com.