EAPs to the Rescue During Troubling Times

EAPs to the Rescue During Troubling Times

Thanks to stresses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, employee assistance programs have become more popular and crucial than ever before. EAP managers report a surge in call volume from workers that need mental health help as they face the stresses of potentially...
Drugmakers Raise Prices under Cover of COVID-19

Drugmakers Raise Prices under Cover of COVID-19

Drugmakers increased more brand-name list prices this January than in any other January in the past 10 years.  The month is marked by drug price increases every year, but a review by the nonprofit 46brooklyin found that pharmaceutical companies had pushed through...
The 10 Most Expensive Prescription Drugs

The 10 Most Expensive Prescription Drugs

Some people spend thousands of dollars a year on medications, and thanks to their insurance they may not have to pay full price for the pharmaceuticals their doctors prescribe. But there is a growing body of drugs that are breaking the bank for insurers and the people...
New Law Bans Surprise Billing

New Law Bans Surprise Billing

Part of the COVID-19 relief package that Congress passed in late December includes a notable provision that bans surprise medical bills when out-of-network doctors work on insureds at in-network hospitals. This so-called “balance billing” occurs when an out-of-network...