Employers can use tools and tactics to address the high cost of specialty medications while still delivering their benefits to employees and family members.
Amid the constant change churning the health care marketplace, employers have the opportunity to use value-based tactics to get more for their health benefits, including pharmaceutical spending that is currently the biggest driver of rising health care costs.
Employers face complex rules for reporting on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and meeting the requirements of the Mental Health Parity and Additional Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA), according to John Barlament, an attorney and partner in the Employee Benefits Group at Quarles & Brady, LLP.
Employers need to understand the goal of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) health benefits excise tax, commonly known as the Cadillac tax.
Like a warning shot that alerts a ship that it’s straying out of acceptable territory, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuits against employer-based wellness programs are a signal that there may be more trouble ahead.