Although the trend in the employer health insurance marketplace is relatively restrained in contrast with the out-of-control individual marketplace—averaging just 2.6% for 2016-2017—overall costs remain very high. Consumerist tactics continue to be among the primary ways employers seeks to contain (if not reduce) costs.
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In contrast to the turmoil in the individual health plan market, employer health plan sponsors extended their run of low annual cost increases in 2017, according to a new survey of 2,481 public and private employers with at least 10 employees.
In California, a worker can seek treatment for a work-related illness or injury that’s expected to be covered under the employer’s workers’ compensation policy. To be paid for services performed for claims that aren’t yet finalized, the healthcare provider can file a lien (a claim for payment) against the employee’s workers’ compensation benefits claim. Unfortunately, […]
Provisions of an Affordable Care Act (ACA) nondiscrimination rule that relate to gender transition and abortion were blocked by a federal district court on December 31, the day before they were scheduled to take effect.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations provide a list of the types of healthcare providers (HCPs) that employers must acknowledge as being qualified to certify the existence of a serious health condition.