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David P. Lind Benchmark
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David P. Lind Benchmark is an independent, for-profit, and non-partisan organization that focuses on scientifically-based research to provide credible, reliable, and objective information to assist decision makers - for both private and public employers a...
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"Employers have to spend a great ...
"Employers have to spend a great deal of time and effort to make sure they comply with what the ACA is requiring of them," said David Lind, owner of Clive-based David P. Lind Benchmark, an independent, nonpartisan organization that provides companies with research-based knowledge about employee benefits.
said it's become apparent they will not, so employers are preparing to do what they are required to do to meet the various mandates.
"Now, it's rolling up their sleeves and getting into compliance issues," Lind
Regardless of the requirements, employers want to keep their costs as affordable as possible to their employees and to themselves so they can continue to offer the best coverage, said Lind, who previously worked in the employee benefits consulting field, where he helped employers navigate through the requirements of the ACA.
focus is on researching employee benefits and finding ways health care could be delivered more efficiently.
said more can be done by the ACA to keep insurance plans affordable.
Until then, it's up to businesses.
said: "Employers really do need to take the initiative and now ask more questions of the health care provider community and the insurance industry: 'How can we get the best value with our premium and what our employees are paying out of their pockets?' "
said employers need to discuss with health care providers the true costs of medical services and what employers can do to reduce those through employee wellness programs and other ways to keep their workers healthy and productive on the job.
Even though employers with fewer than 50 workers are not required to offer insurance to their employees, most do, Lind
said, according to a recent survey his
"They still look at offering health coverage as a key distinction in drawing employees," he
Employers continue to look at ways to keep premiums as low as possible for their workers.
Most times, this means that deductibles increase, and employees pay more out of pocket at the time of service as a result.
anticipates that these trends will continue.
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Prior to founding David P. Lind Benchmark* in 2011, David created David P. Lind & Associates, L.L.C., an employee benefits consulting firm.
He received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Northeast Missouri State University, and also earned his MBA from Drake University.
In addition, he
has a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
David has over 30 years of experience in the health care industry in various roles.
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Since 1999, David P. Lind ...
Since 1999, David P. Lind has conducted annual research with thousands of Iowa organizations focusing on employee benefit trends.
The Iowa Employer Benefits Study© is a comprehensive statistical review of Iowa employee benefits that is a key resource for employers and policy makers in Iowa.
Survey results provide Iowa employers with reliable, relevant, and customized information that you can't find anywhere else in Iowa.
Prior to forming DPL Benchmark, David created David P. Lind & Associates*, an employee benefits consulting firm, in 1995.
In 2011, David
benefits consulting practice to concentrate on employee benefits and healthcare research in an effort to improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery in Iowa.
In 2012, David established Heartland Health Research Institute (HHRI) a knowledge-based organization that conducts research on a broad spectrum of healthcare issues and provides unique solutions to both employers and the healthcare community.
Topics specifically focus on employer and patient perspectives and measure expectations, satisfaction and trust in the healthcare system.
has authored and co-authored numerous studies and articles on various topics that include addressing key workplace values desired by employees, prevention behaviors, the rural-urban divide of healthcare in Iowa, and employee total health management.
In addition, David
was instrumental in co-authoring five reports on behalf of the state of Iowa to specifically analyze the impact of implementing a public insurance marketplace (exchange) in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.
In April 2014, David
released a white paper, "Voices for Value: Iowa Employer Perceptions of the Iowa Healthcare Provider Community."
David received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Northeast Missouri State University and earned his MBA from Drake University.
In addition, he
has the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
has spent over 30 years in the employee benefits and healthcare arena.
*David P. Lind & Associates, L.L.C. (DBA David P. Lind Benchmark)
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Above: Among those standing out in the crowd at the 2014 tournament supporting the Semper FiFund and America's Fund were (L to R): retired Master Sergeant Davey Lind (Davey is a 20-year Marine veteran who lost both legs during his second deployment to Iraq in 2007 when his vehicle struck an IED), NHL hockey great Teemu Selanne, Escrow.com President Brandon Abbey and Golf ProRick Booth.
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