Joe McErlane

Joe McErlane is the founder and CEO of NeoPath, where he has worked to improve employee health for companies looking to control the spiraling cost of employee medical plans since 2007. Prior to NeoPath, Joe was a senior sales representative for the ancillary benefits division of OptumHealth. In that role he gained a significant understanding of the issues faced by employers in providing affordable benefits plans that align with company goals. It was there that he saw an opportunity to develop a model that responds and adapts to these ever-changing healthcare issues.

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NeoPath Healthcare Heroes: Charlene Oftedahl

Posted by Joe McErlane on Jun 18, 2020 7:39:17 AM

Healthcare professionals have and always will be dedicated, hardworking, and dependable in times of crisis and in times of calm. This has never been more tested and true than with the COVID-19 pandemic. These often unsung heroes are on the frontlines, putting themselves at risk to take care of others in their time of need. 

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Topics: Healthcare Heroes

Supporting Our Clients Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Joe McErlane on Apr 16, 2020 8:49:42 AM

In a time of so much uncertainty, many of us are being asked to stay home and wait while healthcare professionals are being called to do quite the opposite. The healthcare system is needed now more than ever. 

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Topics: COVID-19

How NeoPath Onsite Clinics Support Tribal Health

Posted by Joe McErlane on Feb 4, 2020 12:40:11 PM

NeoPath Health is committed to reducing health disparities for tribal communities by working with tribes to implement managed onsite and near-site clinics. NeoPath’s onsite clinics provide culturally-sensitive health and wellness services with pharmacy, lab, imaging, acute care, and primary care all located onsite.

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Topics: Onsite Clinics, Tribal Health

How Onsite Clinics Support More Than the Health of Your Tribe

Posted by Joe McErlane on Jan 28, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Onsite clinics are gaining popularity in tribal communities because they improve a tribe’s access to healthcare, which may lead to a healthier community. These clinics are located on or near tribal land to bring pharmacy, lab, imaging, acute care, and primary care to the community. A patient’s cost for these services is often covered by the tribe, further reducing the barrier to accessing care.

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Topics: Onsite Clinics, Tribal Health

3 Ways to Assess the Healthcare Needs of Your Tribe

Posted by Joe McErlane on Jan 20, 2020 1:02:05 PM

Tribal communities face daunting health disparities. According to the Indian Health Service (IHS), life expectancy is 5.5 years lower for American Indian and Alaska Natives compared to the U.S. population. Tribal communities also face higher mortality rates for numerous diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, and stroke. 

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Topics: Onsite Clinics, Tribal Health

Corporate Healthcare Costs by the Numbers

Posted by Joe McErlane on Sep 17, 2019 2:50:27 PM


How much does corporate health care cost?

Next to wages, your organization will spend more on healthcare costs than nearly any other expense this year. In fact, the Society for Human Resources Management predicts that employers will shell out as much as $15,000 per year per employee for healthcare premiums in 2019. That comes to $15 million a year for every one thousand employees. In an organization paying an average annual salary of $40,000, employers can expect to pay 137% of that salary when they include the cost of healthcare - and even more when they consider the other expenses associated with a new hire.

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Topics: Corporate Healthcare Costs

4 Reasons Why Corporate Healthcare Costs are Rising

Posted by Joe McErlane on Aug 12, 2019 3:24:12 PM

According to 2018 research conducted by The Kaiser Family Foundation, employers contribute an average of $14,069 per year, per employee for family health insurance coverage. This has increased by a surprising 50% since 2010, when the average employer contribution to a family plan was $9,325.

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Topics: Corporate Healthcare Costs

Why Just Offering a Healthcare Plan to Employees Isn't Enough

Posted by Joe McErlane on Jun 25, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Whether you are genuinely concerned about your employees' health and wellness or you want to stay competitive during the lowest unemployment rate in years, simply offering a healthcare plan may no longer be enough. Here are a few reasons why.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Healthy Workplace

4 Steps to Being in Control of Your Company's Healthcare Costs

Posted by Joe McErlane on Jun 17, 2019 4:11:37 PM

Every year, employer sponsored healthcare costs are rising with no signs of slowing in the future. Therefore, it's vital to learn how to control what you can when it comes to the cost of your employees' healthcare. So, how do you get control of your company's healthcare costs? 

1. Establish a culture of health and wellness 

2. Offer telehealth and virtual visit services 

3. Take control of prescription costs

4. Implement an onsite clinic 

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Healthy Workplace

What Having an Onsite Clinic Means for Your Health Costs

Posted by Joe McErlane on Jun 14, 2019 11:27:08 AM

Having an onsite clinic vs. using traditional health insurance plans can impact your health costs in many ways. Not only are there savings to be discovered, but you will also have a clearer understanding of where funds are going and more control over how those funds are allocated. 

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Healthy Workplace

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