OSHA COVID TESTING & VACCINE MANDATE The 6th District Federal Court ruled to re-instate President Biden & OSHA’s COVID testing and vaccine executive order. Employers of 100 or more employees must now plan on how to comply with the January 10th OSHA mandate. Failure to comply can result in tens of thousands of dollars in […]

How to Make Bad Health Insurance Coverage Better For Cheaper

How to Make Bad Health Insurance Coverage Better For Cheaper How many people struggle with the cost of medical care? Families and employers are spending more for health insurance, medical treatment and other healthcare related goods than ever before. What’s even more frustrating is that the quality of those products and services is getting worse […]

Direct Primary Care

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Does direct care count as insurance? Direct Primary Care (DPC) is not regulated as health insurance.  Federal law does not consider a standalone DPC to be health insurance and only 24 states exempt DPC practices from the regulatory authority of their insurance code. What does direct primary care mean? Direct Primary Care is a service […]

COVID-19 Questions and Answers

We know that all the information swirling around can be overwhelming. There are countless news articles, graphics, research papers, and social media posts about the COVID-19 pandemic that is changing our world. And, it is hard to know what to believe. Next Direct has spent hours participating in scientific webinars and reading evidence-based research. The goal […]


Drug prices continue to be the fastest growing cost in healthcare, with brand medication prescriptions increasing by 98.2% since 2011. Citing major drivers of increased pharmacy spend have been new treatment medications, compounded medications, the consolidation of brand and generic drug manufacturers, and supply chain shortages. These challenges are unprecedented and expected to increase in the […]


The cost of healthcare continues to rise. In fact, “healthcare benefit costs are rising at two times the rate of wage increases and three times general inflation. Making this trend unaffordable and unsustainable over the long term,” according to a recent publication by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). The total cost of healthcare, including premiums and out-of-pocket […]

Reducing Drug Costs Proactively

Prescription drug costs are rising in the U.S. leading to higher health insurance costs and access issues for your employees. As as a result, Americans are finding it difficult to afford medications which leads to dangerous consequences. Also, pushing employers into reducing drug costs proactively. “In a 2013 survey, one in five adults in the U.S. said they failed to complete a […]

High Deductible Health Insurance

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If you are trying to understand the world of healthcare, healthcare cost and insurance, you are probably feeling confused, frustrated and annoyed. Welcome to the club. Let alone a “high deductible health insurance plan.” The majority of Americans don’t understand how their health insurance works. They are even more confused when it comes to knowing […]

Pay less Money for Better Healthcare

Quick view of cost savings, convenience and quality of healthcare using a direct primary care program in addition to health insurance for a typical family of 4; comparing a traditional health insurance verses a traditional health insurance plus direct primary care (DPC)membership. Note. the direct primary care program is available even if there is no […]