AvMed Health Plans

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AvMed Health Plans Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
16 Reviews
2.5
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Really great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Claims in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at AvMed Health Plans full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The time off is good. Family oriented gym on site with discounts all over the city for others places they value and push community invovement and of course healthy lifestyles they offer PTO, 401K, HSA, and extended illness benefits and around the first of the year they give out bonuses. The new CEO is making some great changes.

    Cons

    The health benefits arent the best but at least they offer them. The open door policy isnt open,and supervisors discuss employees within ear shot of other employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should pay more attention to the supervisors, training should be more consistent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Adrift and Taking on Water

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at AvMed Health Plans full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Accurate paychecks are paid on time. Hours and attendance are unnoticed for exempt individuals and therefore flexible. Building's air conditioning is consistent and temperate.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is disconnected from reality. Their lack of vision and understanding of enterprise risks is staggering. Their heavy reliance on third party firms, from performing fundamental tasks all the way to literally developing the companies strategies, ensures their administrative expenses will remain at a level preventing profitability. There is no sense of urgency; membership has been declining steadily for three years. This culture essentially frustrates those with ideas, those with talent, those with intelligence. Changing AvMed's course is literally impossible at this point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior leadership (particularly Underwriting and Network) needs to step down. Their ideas are either nonexistent or deeply flawed. AvMed needs to right size immediately, shutting down geographic locations outside of Miami, and cutting the workforce by no less than 1/3rd (and by 50% if taking the following step). AvMed needs to disinvest in insuring individuals, businesses and become a TPA for the largest, self-funded municiple accounts. Lastly, a work from home model of employment would encourage higher levels of productivity and would be entirely possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    What a disaster!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at AvMed Health Plans full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The majority of the people are awesome. I never felt so welcomed when starting a new company!

    Cons

    Where do I start? Management is a complete disaster. I have never seen so many incompetent individuals in one place! Goals? What are those? They developed a strategy that has no strategy and are now working on deploying a new corporate culture. Surely this new culture will be some posters followed up by........nothing. There is no execution and no concept of reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your head out of your.......committees! Stop the BS meetings and have some real conversations. Also, realize you are not a Fortune 500 company but a medium sized, regional player that needs to grow up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Archaic environment, systems and management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at AvMed Health Plans full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are generally nice and helpful. Customer service to members is very good. Salaries and benefits are competitive. Cannot really think of any other pros in working here.

    Cons

    Upper management on a local level (South Florida) is archaic and no longer relevant. At least 10 employees have left the Network area in the past year, many not even lasting a year with the company. Systems are outdated as are internal processes. Human Resources in Miami is worthless in that they do not listen to or properly address employee concerns, and fail to act on repeated complaints. The work environment is extremely depressing - lighting is dark; furniture is old, mismatched and broken; cubicles are all different shapes, sizes and colors; walls are filled with holes and are dirty; many areas have old wood paneling and vertical blinds, half of which are missing or broken. Wall art has to be 20+ years old. The garage and stairwells are extremely dirty and full of cobwebs, and in dire need of cleaning and painting. Of course HR and the Executive Offices are new and well appointed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management in Gainesville should realize that if there are repeated complaints and constant turnover in South Florida, then there needs to be a complete overhaul of Upper Management. There are many internal ethical and HIPAA violations, and the company should take immediate action before they are faced with a serious complaint or even lawsuit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Miami, FL

    I worked at AvMed Health Plans as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    friendly and professional staff to work with

    Cons

    the location in Miami gets fluded when it rains

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    What a great experience!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Sales in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at AvMed Health Plans full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learned the art of pontificating. How to mind read your manager. Mastering the skills of getting poor communication and keeping my reports in the dark.

    All great experiences and I am most grateful! Thank you!

    Cons

    None at all, just great people. They actually had a smile on their face when they fired me.
    How I ask, can you find greater love and affection!
     The only con I have is that I'm no longer there to feel the warm isolation and no feedback from Senior management. Mostly due to NO sales.
    Nobody's fault but mine, even if we were 35% higher than the competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay humble. You all look wonderful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Leadership in South Florida poor and unethical; company goals and strategies not aligned, communication fragmented.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leadership in South Florida, FL
    Former Employee - Leadership in South Florida, FL

    I worked at AvMed Health Plans full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The salary is good when you first start, and employees are nice.

    Cons

    Company values are not adhered to, decisions are made haphazardly and according to who the SVPs favor. Systems are at least 5-6 years behind, and not integrated with each other. Leadership has not adopted a culture of continuous process improvement, and employees are overworked and not empowered to make decisions. Turnover is constant, and senior leadership in Gainesville is not proactive, nor willing to address the illegal and unethical actions that take place by management and HR in South Florida. It is shocking that this company is still in business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold management accountable for adhering to performance management guidelines, and adopt a strong and transparent ethics policy within the workplace. Invest in Six Sigma and Process Improvement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Pleasant, friendly, and work-focused.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AvMed Health Plans part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    As someone who was hired without any prior experience, the management of AvMed was very willing to help close the gap and offer up any free time to tinker and learn new programs. Because of this, it goes without saying that they were very tolerant of questions and were also within reach should help be needed.

    Cons

    Career advancement seemed stagnant. They lacked intermediary steps in the hierarchy that would otherwise help to aim for any real advancement within the short- and mid- future timeline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep fostering the camaraderie that I found so enchanting. It made working there very pleasant.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Research

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AvMed Health Plans

    Pros

    Adequate health plan, good people unappreciated by management

    Cons

    Poor understanding of health care..management is stupefyingly short sighted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your physicians..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Uncompetitive rates.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Orlando, FL

    I worked at AvMed Health Plans full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A clean, professional work environment.

    Cons

    AvMed's insurance premiums are almost always significantly higher than other carriers' rates, which makes selling nearly impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer competitive rates to create revenue generating opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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