BeneLynk Advocacy and Government Relations: Working as Partners to Serve Members

We sometimes get asked “just what exactly does the Government Relations team do for a company like BeneLynk?” We have many different responsibilities in helping members get the benefits they deserve.  Today, I wanted to share a brief story that illustrates the work that we do.  BeneLynk’s Government Relations team follows up with state Medicaid […]

BeneLynk Congratulates Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough

Earlier this week the United States Senate, by a vote of 87-7, confirmed President Biden’s nominee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough.  Secretary McDonough is now the 11th Secretary of Veterans Affairs. At his confirmation hearing, now Secretary McDonough explained that his expertise is understanding “how to untangle and solve large, complex […]

Who Do You Want Calling Your Members?

At BeneLynk, our approach to documenting and addressing Social Determinant of Health (SDoH) barriers is centered on a human-to-human connection.  When we call health plan members, we identify ourselves as calling from the client health plan.  Our Advocates represent these clients and we take that responsibility seriously.  We understand that it is a deeply important […]

The Veterans Administration & COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccines are in the news a lot lately with the news about the Novavax and Johnson & Johnson stage 3 results.  As of this writing, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized two COVID-19 vaccines for use.  For veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a key contributor to the vaccination […]

Addressing Hunger in Medicare and Medicaid Populations During the Pandemic

When we think about barriers to living a healthy life, we often do so in the context of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.  Access to adequate nutritional food is a primary physiological need and one which people will naturally prioritize above other, less immediate and powerful concerns. The Coronavirus pandemic has upended careers, support systems, and […]