Taking care of the caregivers

Mark Keiser founded Access Health Louisiana for one purpose: to create access to better health care for those who need it most in his local community and state. A thriving nonprofit network of more than 20 clinical sites in southern Louisiana, Access Health Louisiana brings quality, convenient primary care to communities and people who have difficulty accessing health care. Working together, the AHL team offers comprehensive medical, behavioral and dental health care to individuals and families in Greater New Orleans and beyond.

However, they faced a big challenge: attracting and retaining top talent. Highly gifted and compassionate people often desire to serve nonprofits like Access Health Louisiana. To meet their own financial needs, many professionals end up moving on to other health care organizations. The resulting turnover of talent can make it harder to consistently deliver great patient care.

That’s where Keith Gillies and his team at Wealth Solutions, LLC – a United Wealth Advisors Group, LLC affiliate – came in. Working together with Access Health Louisiana’s Founder and CEO Mark Keiser and his team, they created a total financial strategy to help with recruiting and retention. Their goal was to create such a strong benefits package at Access Health Louisiana that their team members would want to stay. Their strategy includes diverse benefits options from Ameritas, including life insurance, disability income insurance and retirement plans.

By offering a robust lineup of benefits, Access Health Louisiana can take great care of their caregivers. That means they are able to attract and retain a top-notch team. A significant amount of money formerly was spent replacing staff. That savings is now re-directed to better care for patients.

AHL patients also gain another great advantage — consistency in their care. Lower staff turnover means patients can see the same doctors and health care professionals for long-term health management. The end result is a real, positive impact on the health and lives of the community.

Ameritas is proud to be part of this fulfilling life story.