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    A Message from the President

    As we embark on another quarter, I am delighted to welcome you to our dedicated space for sharing industry insights, thought-provoking education, and strategic updates. This newsletter stands as a testament to our collective vision of a collaborative future, one where innovation and cooperation shape our endeavors.

    InterLutions remains steadfast in our commitment to delivering competitive health plans, tailored not only for credit union employees, but also to credit union members and business accounts. Our dedication to enhancing community well-being serves as the cornerstone of our mission, propelling us to provide comprehensive health solutions that cater to your unique needs.

    I am thrilled to share a success story that exemplifies our unwavering dedication to our partners. We recently worked with a credit union that found itself constrained by a limited network of providers and services. Recognizing the need for change, we set out on a mission to find a plan that would truly align with the credit union's requirements. Since then, the credit union has experienced unparalleled service and has extended these exceptional programs and services to their business accounts and members. Through our relentless efforts, we facilitated the transition from a restrictive and costly health plan to a flexible, cost-effective solution that has garnered overwhelming satisfaction from employees. The newfound ability to access healthcare providers of their choice has not only improved morale but has also proven instrumental in attracting top talent.

    At the heart of InterLutions lies a commitment to collaboration. We firmly believe that through cooperation, we can achieve remarkable outcomes and drive innovation forward. Thank you for your continued support and partnership as we navigate the path towards a brighter, healthier future together.

    Jesse Kohl

    Why 45 Credit Unions Chose a CUSO’s Health Plan
    Revolutionizing employee health benefit plans for small credit unions.

    InterLutions, the industry’s premier employee benefits CUSO, recently welcomed 45 small credit unions to its collaborative I-Care Health Plan. The CUSO built an in-house insurance agency exclusively for small credit unions to help them offer lower cost employee benefit plans.

    Join our CUSO for a complimentary 30-minute webinar to learn how our customized solutions are helping small credit unions offer affordable and quality employee health plans. The webinar will cover the following information:

    • Claims data proving why credit unions deserve lower premiums
    • Leveraging new underwriting strategies and collaborative health plan models
    • Real life case studies highlighting cost-savings and benefit enhancements for small credit unions

    Register for Free

    Resources and Updates from InterLutions
    Help Your Employees Distinguish Between FSAs, HRAs, and HSAs.

    Tax-free savings accounts can be an important part of your overall benefits package. Although human resources professionals are very familiar with these accounts, some employees may not understand how to distinguish between flexible spending accounts, health reimbursement arrangements, and health savings accounts. InterLutions created a convenient infographic to show the key differences between these. Feel free to share it with your staff and contact InterLutions for more information on how we can help craft the right benefits solution for your credit union. Get the Resource

    Debunking health plan renewal myths: You don’t have to wait to find better benefits.
    Health insurance can be a complex field to understand, leading to misconceptions, misinformation, and ultimately overspending on the wrong providers. Fortunately, credit unions have a CUSO partner to help them navigate the options, debunk the myths, and chart a new path for better results. Read more in this article by Jesse Kohl, President of InterLutions. Read ​the Article

    Explore Lockton’s 2024 National Benefits Survey.
    The 2024 Lockton National Benefits Survey results indicate employer priorities are shifting in the last year. The gap has narrowed between plan sponsors that rank attracting and retaining talent as the top priority in making benefits decisions and those who rank reducing costs as the top priority. View the Insights

    What Credit Unions Are Saying About I-Care
    See What Our Newest Clients Are Saying

    “Healthcare options are complicated and critical situations for any organization. This area is not a strength of mine, which is why I am grateful for my relationship with InterLutions. They provide me with easy to understand information that allows me to make an educated and cost-effective decision that is in the best interest of my credit union.”

     - Joel Strozewski, President/CEO, Holy Memorial Family Credit Union

    “They worked very hard to find several solutions that had affordable premiums and good coverage for our employees. Ken spent a lot of time going through my options and explaining the choices.”

    Karyn Davis, President/CEO, UP Federal Credit Union

    “In assessing options for a small credit union who only has a handful of employees seeking healthcare coverage, it was important for us to weigh the benefit of nationwide coverage with local service and benefits that align with larger plans.”

    David Murphy, President/CEO, Marshfield Medical Center Credit Union

    More Testimonials

    Collaboration Corner
    Thank you to our valuable partners. We couldn’t do it without you!

    Partner Spotlight
    Thank you, Heartland Credit Union!

    The Benefits Buzz
    Insightful articles for human resource professionals and benefit specialists.

    Do You Have a 'Competitive-Enough' Employee Benefits Package for 2024?
    Along with benefit plan amendment deadlines and implementation requirements, the turning of the calendar is a good time to reassess if benefits are robust enough to recruit and retain the best talent. Read More

    Addressing Employee Burnout, Artificial Intelligence Top 2024 Wellness Trends.
    A new report cites the need for employers to embrace change to help workers stay healthier and live longer. Go to the Article

    7 Trends to Watch in Benefits and Compensation in 2024.
    Controlling health care costs continues to be a focus for organizations in 2024. It’s never too late or too early to start exploring better employee benefit options. Learn More

    Rising Healthcare Premiums are Eating Away at Employees’ Paychecks.
    New research may help HR departments better understand just how much rising health insurance premiums are affecting workers’ earnings. Read it Here

    Get to Know Your CUSO Team
    InterLutions hits the road to connect with credit unions nationwide.

    InterLutions’ reps have been busy logging miles and crisscrossing the nation to meet with our current clients and new friends alike. We love getting out in the field to hear directly from credit union professionals and learning more about their employee health benefit needs and challenges. In March, we were proud to represent the CUSO with our industry colleagues at the GAC in Washington, D.C. You can see our own Ken Meyer networking with America’s Credit Unions’ Jim Nussle and Heartland Credit Union’s Angela Hanson and Jamie Meyer. In April, we were thrilled to participate in both America’s Credit Union’s HR & Organizational Development Council Conference and Ohio Credit Union League’s Invest48 conference.

    Ken Meyer, Employeee Benefits Executvie, networking at the GAC.

    Photo credit by EPNAC.

    Meet the newest addition to our team, Emily Turnbull. 
    Emily joined the InterLutions team in October 2023, leveraging her diverse background in employee benefits, and working for a credit union. In her new role she collaborates with credit unions to tailor their healthcare solutions and foster long-lasting relationships. Based in Nevada, Emily enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with her family and two rescue dogs from Korea. Emily grew up in Alaska where she returns every summer to sport fish for Alaskan sockeye salmon!