BeneLynk Launches New, Comprehensive Social Determinants of Health Website

This week we launched a new website at  When we started BeneLynk in January of 2016, our goal was to build a comprehensive Social Determinant of Health (SDOH) solution.  Our first step toward that goal, was a product to close a blind-spot for MA plans, understanding the care their veteran members receive through the […]

Dual Eligible Advocacy: A Key Social Determinant of Health Service

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are all the talk in managed care now.  Behind all the buzz, is the big question — how do we understand and impact SDOH? Understanding SDOH starts with engaging Medicare Advantage members in conversation, and impacting SDOH is about linking them with select benefits and services. For low-income seniors there […]

The Department of Veterans Affairs: One Combat Veteran’s Perspective.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has different meanings to different people and can stir a wide array of emotions. For Veterans like myself, personal experience in accessing benefits is an important determinant of how the VA is viewed. The VA has a wide range of benefits including VA Home Loans, GI Bill tuition […]

SDOH, SSBCI and the 2020 Final Call Letter

Social Determinants of Health are rapidly gaining traction throughout the healthcare industry. Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) and CMS seem to be in agreement that an expansive definition of benefits to be offered under Medicare Advantage can help MAOs help their members. Enter Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill (or SSBCI for those of us […]

Social Determinants of Health: The Future of Healthcare

Social Determinants of Health: The Future of Healthcare There’s an old saying, “You can’t manage, what you can’t measure.” When it comes to the Social Determinants of Health (#SDOH), it is clear that the healthcare industry has a long way to go to be able to manage and measure the factors, experiences, and barriers beyond […]