According to Benjamin Isgur, leader of PwC’s Health Research Institute: “Growth in employer medical costs – which has been gradually declining for decades – is settling into a new normal characterized by flatter, single-digit trend.”
“As a health benefits plan designer, you have the ability to affect the long-term health of your employees.” This was Dr. Scott Conard’s advice to employers at The Alliance’s July 2017 Employer Benefit Plan Design event.
Self-funding gives employers the advantages of cost savings, control and choice. But switching to self-funding can seem like a daunting task.
Employees are often lukewarm about Consumer-Driven Health Plans (CDHPs) that offer both a high deductible and a health savings account (HSA). So how did Woodward Communications Inc. get 54 percent adoption in its first year in 2017?
Seven years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the political barriers to a substantive national dialogue to advance sound health care policy are once again front and center.
Earlier this month, I was invited to a meeting of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. My role was to give the employer perspective on population health improvement. This made me wonder… is there one?