News & Announcements

SmartCEO’s 2017 Future 50 Award

Posted:November 28, 2016

In a press release published on November 22, Philadelphia SmartCEO announced that Labor First is one of the fast-growing mid-sized companies listed on their 2017 Future 50.. The Future 50 is an annual award recognizing 50 companies that “represent the future of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success.”…

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Labor First Ranked in Philadelphia 100

Posted:November 23, 2016

Labor First was recently ranked at #28 on the Philadelphia 100, a list of the fastest growing privately-held companies in the region that includes our home of Burlington County, NJ. Part of this growth is seen in our ongoing expansion outside the Northeastern United States, with new clients in Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, and Washington. Our…

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Labor First Named as 9th Fastest Growing Company in Philly

Posted:September 27, 2016

Labor First is officially the 9th fastest growing company in the Philadelphia region. After being named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “50 On Fire” list of the fastest growing companies in the region, the rankings were revealed at an event on September 22. Labor First’s final rank at number 9 is based on 58.11% revenue…

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50 on Fire in Philly

Posted:September 9, 2016

Labor First is one of the fastest growing companies in the Philadelphia region – Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Northern Delaware. The Philadelphia Business Journal’s list, “50 On Fire In Philly,” was compiled based on “revenue growth over a three-year period from 2013 to 2015.” Today, Labor First’s growth continues through 2016. A number…

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2016 Best Places to Work in Philadelphia

Posted:August 30, 2016

Labor First has been named one of the best places to work in the Philadelphia region. The Philadelphia Business Journal released its list, “Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best Places to Work 2016,” in their August 26th print edition. Labor First is one of 75 companies on the list. The list includes companies of all sizes in…

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The Continual Decline of Retiree Health Exchanges

Posted:June 14, 2016

“Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: A multipart saga of dealing with the Medicare Part D Rx insurance industry” is Skip’s third blog installation. In this piece he talks about the numerous outcomes of his first few articles pertaining to the complicated world of Medicare and Retiree Health Exchanges. Skip has received an influx of responses…

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Breaking the Health Exchange Mold

Posted:May 18, 2016

In Skip’s second part to his ongoing column, “Bean Counters: A multipart saga of dealing with the Medicare Part D Rx insurance industry”, he explains how his Part D provider was sanctioned by Medicare. Reasons for this sanction included failing to approve covered drugs, not allowing transition supply fills, and failing to process drugs in a timely…

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Health Exchange Nightmares: How Labor First breaks the mold

Posted:April 29, 2016

In recent years, multi-employer plan sponsors have been burdened by the financial struggle of providing medical and prescription benefits to their retirees. Many have tried to cut costs by decreasing the benefit level or in the worst case scenario cutting retiree benefits entirely.  In the latter situation, retirees who were accustomed to rich benefits and…

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Local 420 Annual Wellness Visit

Posted:April 28, 2016

This week we wrapped up our second year of Medicare Annual Wellness Visits at Steamfitters Local 420 in Philadelphia. The turnout was great; there was a mix of first timers and repeat retirees. The members were impressed at how thorough and beneficial the screenings were. The Annual Wellness Visit differs from a routine physical in…

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Labor First presented 2016 CRM Service Elite Award

Posted:March 8, 2016

Labor First, a full-service Retiree Benefit Manager (RBM), providing customized health benefit solutions and member advocacy services to the retirees of multiemployer group benefit plans, would like to announce they have won the 2016 CRM Service Elite award presented by CRM Magazine. The award was presented to Labor First for their ability to maintain a high level of…

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