After over 25 years in the benefits industry, I have seen a lot of changes. Creating a strategy around your benefits program and executing that strategy is hard work, and the challenges and choices are increasingly complex. Best [...]
PwC released their annual report on Medical cost trend “Behind the numbers 2018.” Highlighted below is a brief summary of some of their predictions and how employers may be impacted.
Single Digit Medical Trend
According to the report, growth in employer medical [...]
Would you order prescription drugs through Amazon? That is one of the questions Amazon is likely trying to answer as they decide whether or not to create a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), contract with an existing PBM, or [...]
Employers sometimes allow former employees to remain on their health insurance plan for some period of time after termination of employment at no cost or reduced cost to the terminated employee. While this [...]
As 2016 comes to a close, predictions for 2017 being released. Pour a cup of eggnog (low-fat eggnog), and settle in for an overview of the top 10 health industry issues for 2017 released by PwC Health Research Institute.
We will have a [...]
What do endocarditis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s disease have in common? According to the Mayo Clinic, all of these diseases may have a link to oral health. Understanding the connection between oral health and diseases, [...]
It was a busy, and often complicated, year in the world of employee benefits. As 2015 draws to a close, and we look toward 2016, let’s reflect on some of the significant events that occurred this year regarding healthcare and [...]