HHS Proposes Higher Cost-Sharing Limits for 2022

HHS Proposes Higher Cost-Sharing Limits for 2022

The Department of Health and Human Services has proposed cost-sharing limits that would apply to all Affordable Care Act-compliant health insurance policies for the 2022 policy year. The ACA imposes annual out-of-pocket maximums on the amount that an enrollee in a...
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...