The Top Five Health Conditions Driving Insurance

The Top Five Health Conditions Driving Insurance

A new study has identified the top five health conditions that are driving the overall cost of group health plan outlays, and without which spending would actually be falling. The report is enlightening, and employers can use the findings to offer programs aimed at...
How a New Law Affects Group Health Plans

How a New Law Affects Group Health Plans

The newly enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 contains a number of provisions that will affect group health plans, with most changes aimed at helping insured workers with flexible spending accounts (FSAs), cost transparency and surprise billing. Some of the...
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...