Healthcare Trends Institute announces second-annual HealthDifference™ Awards

FARGO, N.D.--()--The Healthcare Trends Institute, an educational platform for employers, financial institutions, third-party administrators, brokers, and other healthcare benefits stakeholders, has announced a call for entries for its second annual HealthDifference™ Awards.

“After the resounding success that was our inaugural HealthDifference™ Awards, we are excited to bring back the awards program once again”

The HealthDifference™ Awards recognize those individuals and companies whose passion and dedication have contributed substantially to the betterment of the healthcare benefits industry in the United States. Interested parties are urged to submit their entries here:

Submissions are free, but face a strict deadline of October 2, 2015. Winners will be announced in November 2015.

Broken into 12 categories, HealthDifference™ Awards entrants are judged and selected by the Healthcare Trends Institute Editorial Advisory Board to define the top contributors in the healthcare benefits industry. Categories include the following:

  • Best Employee Health Plan
  • Best Employee Defined Contribution Plan (DCP)
  • Best Employee Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Best Employee Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Best Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
  • Best Small Business Benefit Plan/Solution
  • Best Employee Wellness Program
  • Best Employee Health Plan Communications Program
  • Best Health Insurance Carrier
  • Best Platform – Private Health Insurance Exchanges
  • Best Healthcare Public Exchange Platform
  • Best Healthcare Partner

Winners of each category will have the opportunity to win the coveted Biggest Difference Award, designed to name the top contributor to the betterment of the healthcare benefits industry.

“After the resounding success that was our inaugural HealthDifference™ Awards, we are excited to bring back the awards program once again,” said Tiffany Wirth, Executive Director of the Healthcare Trends Institute. “With both new and established companies innovating and ultimately striving to improve the healthcare benefits industry, we look forward to seeing who’s making the biggest difference in 2015.”

For complete details on how to register including entry forms, deadlines, eligibility, and categories, link here.

About the Healthcare Trends Institute

The Healthcare Trends Institute is an educational platform to help employers, third-party administrators, health plans, brokers, banks, payroll providers, consumers, and other stakeholders keep up with the rapidly changing healthcare benefits industry. It covers a range of topics related to the administration and management of healthcare benefits, including defined contribution, health exchanges, insurance, legislation, and more.

Healthcare Trends Institute programs include an educational web series, an annual awards program, newsletters, training programs, a resource library, a real-time health exchange infographic, and more. To ensure all content and programs achieve the highest level of quality and relevancy, the Institute is guided by an Editorial Advisory Board comprising of subject-matter experts that represent diverse aspects and perspectives within the healthcare benefits industry. The Institute is sponsored by Evolution1, the nation’s largest electronic payment, on-premise, and cloud computing consumer-driven healthcare solution. More information is available at

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Heather Hawes