Many Employees Choosing the Wrong Health Plans

Many Employees Choosing the Wrong Health Plans

A new study has found that many people in employer-sponsored health plans are enrolling in plans that are costing them more than they ought to be paying. Many employees choose pricey plans with low deductibles, which force them to spend more up front on premiums to...
Number of Employers Offering Coverage Grows

Number of Employers Offering Coverage Grows

The number of companies offering health insurance to their employees has risen for the first time in a decade, according to new research from the Employee Benefit Research Institute. In 2017, almost 47% of private-sector employers offered health insurance, up from...
Ohio Auditor’s Report on PBMs Sparks Changes

Ohio Auditor’s Report on PBMs Sparks Changes

An audit carried out for Ohio Medicaid found that large pharmacy benefit managers that contract with the state’s Medicaid program have been pocketing a larger and larger share of drug pricing. In fact, PBMs charged Ohio Medicaid plans 31% more for generic...
New Rules Lay Down Law for Group Plans in 2019

New Rules Lay Down Law for Group Plans in 2019

In the final rules that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released for 2019, it also covered annual cost-sharing limits for group plans, rules on SHOP exchanges, and grandfathered plans, among other items we’ve covered earlier. Here we break down some of...
Five Ways Employers Can Save on Health Care Costs

Five Ways Employers Can Save on Health Care Costs

In recent years, many companies have been dealing with rising health care costs largely by transferring more of the expense and risk on to their employees. But some employers have found smarter, more creative ways to limit health costs without further burdening valued...