The Pharmaceutical Coupon Cat and Mouse Game

Insurance companies developed pharmacy formularies to help steer patients to lower cost medications and try to control overall healthcare cost.  However, some pharmaceutical companies have been bypassing the traditional formulary system and have been providing pharmacy coupons directly to patients.  The coupon provides a financial incentive for the patient to purchase the pharmaceutical’s medication, leaving […]

Delaying Enhancement of Benefits is Risky

The pressure on in the world of HR to attract and retain talent, and the importance of optimizing quality workers has never been higher. Great employees are hard to find, and even harder to keep. We have all heard the alarming statistics about employees being disengaged from their jobs. So what do we do about […]

Considering Non-Traditional Benefit Offerings

With unemployment at a 50 year low, it is becoming increasingly difficult for employers to attract and retain top talent for their organizations.  Often we see employers trying to impact their recruiting and retention efforts with enhancements to their benefit offerings.  Some employers are now offering dual plan options to give employees a choice for […]

The Value of Worksite Biometric Screenings

As corporate health screenings are a common wellbeing program element, their popularity has dipped over the past year as practitioners and employers rethink the value proposition of biometric screenings. Recent coverage suggests they should either be stopped or offered less frequently. The basis for this change is argued from the point of view about perceived […]