At Employers for Cheaper Healthcare (ECH), we are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing cost-effective, quality healthcare solutions for employees and their employers. Our mission is rooted in the belief that access to affordable healthcare is a fundamental right, and we strive to make this a reality through our comprehensive range of services and benefits. ECH was founded to provide leadership on employee retention and employer-related healthcare issues.

Employers for Cheaper Healthcare (ECH) has entered a strategic partnership with Qualexa Healthcare to enhance its service offerings for Employer Groups, Payers, Risk-Bearing Providers, and Managed Care Health Plan Organizations. Qualexa Healthcare is renowned for its comprehensive Administrative Services, tailored to meet diverse and evolving business needs. Whether the requirement is for Full, Partial, a-la-cart, or Concierge services, Qualexa Healthcare excels in delivering flexible and high-quality solutions. This partnership underscores ECH’s commitment to providing cost-effective healthcare options while ensuring superior service delivery through Qualexa’s expertise and extensive service portfolio. Together, ECH and Qualexa Healthcare aim to elevate healthcare management standards and optimize operational efficiencies for their clients.

At the core of our organization lies a comprehensive Benefits program tailored to meet the diverse needs of our members. ECH provides a broad array of options to enhance the overall well-being of employees and their families. According to EBN, employers can lower out-of-pocket healthcare costs by forging strategic partnerships with healthcare networks offering competitive rates and negotiated discounts. This approach ensures that employees can access in-network providers and services, thereby minimizing the financial burden associated with out-of-network care. Moreover, implementing robust healthcare plans focused on preventive care and wellness initiatives not only promotes healthier lifestyles but also facilitates early intervention, leading to sustained reductions in medical expenditures over time.

ECH utilizes its partnership with Qualexa to significantly expand access to medical networks. Qualexa Healthcare facilitates seamless entry into a broad spectrum of local and national networks, including prestigious hospitals, ancillary services, physicians, and advanced practice providers. Through this collaboration, ECH ensures its clients have access to comprehensive healthcare providers and a wide range of services. This underscores ECH’s dedication to delivering high-quality, accessible healthcare solutions tailored to Employer Groups, Payers, and Managed Care Health Plan Organizations. According to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation on Americans facing challenges with medical bills, 32% received care from out-of-network providers that their insurance did not fully cover. Additionally, 21% of respondents were unaware that their provider was out of network.

While our primary focus is on employee well-being, we also recognize the importance of supporting employers in their efforts to attract and retain top talent. Our industry experts will outline how we collaborate with employers to create a comprehensive benefits package that meets the needs of their workforce.

Employers can enhance employee retention rates by offering competitive healthcare benefits and creating a more productive and engaged workforce. Our team works closely with employers to tailor solutions that align with their unique business needs and budget constraints.

At ECH, we are more than just a healthcare provider; we are a community of individuals united by a common goal: to ensure that quality healthcare is accessible and affordable for all. By joining our organization, you have become part of a movement that prioritizes the well-being of employees and the success of employers.



The Burden of Medical Debt – Introduction – 8806 _ KFF

KFF Study- Out of network issues

New Kaiser_New York Times Survey Finds One in Five Working-Age Americans With Health Insurance Report Problems Paying Medical Bills _ KFF

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