Brian Bellware exemplifies health plan excellence and stewardship.
Rosie Award winners are chosen from plans recommended by benefits advisors, solution providers, or clinical leaders who meet two important criteria: a high Plan GraderTM score and excellent use of their Health Rosetta Dividend.
The Plan Grader™ is the first comprehensive independent plan assessment to measure and improve your health plan strategy. Plan Grader is an independent 360° health plan risk assessment that provides actionable insights to create an effective 2-3 year strategy to lower costs and improve benefits. Plan Grader is built on the Health Rosetta’s eight components that have been modeled on the successes of hundreds of high-performance plans. Employers and unions can evaluate how their health plan benchmarks to other employers or union plans adopting a Health Rosetta-style health plan. Reach out to Brian Bellware to get your Plan Grade today.
Health Rosetta Dividend refers to the well-documented over $1 trillion of industry waste that can be reinvested back into an organization or community to improve wellbeing and build the foundation to restore the American Dream. Examples of Health Rosetta Dividend reinvestment include free college education, advanced primary care services, free or subsidize healthy food, pay increases, Dream Manager, $0 medications, or other tangible improvements that have a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of their workforce, dependents, and communities.
After experiencing companies’ frustration and challenges with ever-rising healthcare costs firsthand as a health plan manager, Brian decided to make a career change and move into the employee benefits field. He has learned from experience and extensive education how to navigate the challenges employers face in delivering benefits, and uses his insight to provide direction and strategies to leadership in the areas of cost containment and healthcare improvement.
Fastco Industries operates under open-book management across all aspects of their business, so they value transparency, employee engagement and shared success. By adopting Health Rosetta principles and partnering with aligned solution partners, the group health plan strategy now fits within the company’s overall strategy and business culture. Bruce serves on the Board with Pareto Health and is a fierce advocate of Health Rosetta principles and values. He is truly a visionary leader who prioritizes quality within his health plan strategy.
- Industry: Manufacturing
- # of Employees: 115
- Location: Michigan
The one big initiative that Fastco attributes directly to cost savings is its profit-sharing plan for team members, implemented in 2023. Any profit in excess of 5% (the baseline profit for the company’s continuous innovation goals) is split 50/50 with team members and ownership and paid out on a quarterly basis.
Other benefits include hiring of an onsite nurse, a service that has proved an effective recruitment tool and has improved the morale and wellbeing of Fastco team members. For example, having an onsite nurse enabled one member to catch a cancer diagnosis quickly and obtain high-quality, affordable care. To date, the amount of money saved on benefits more than covers the investment in an onsite nurse. Employees are also avoiding urgent care and some high-cost labs and doctor’s visits by using the nurse.
- TPA: Auxiant
- PBM: TrueRx & SHARx
- Stoploss: Pareto Health / HCC
- PrimaryCare: HealthBar
- Individual Stewardship: HealthBar
- Other Solutions: Edison Health, Helix, Green Imaging