Tag: healthcare providers

depression

What HR Pros Must Know About the Newest Healthcare Crisis: Postpartum Depression

As many as 20% of employees experiencing pregnancy and childbirth will also endure the debilitating—and potentially life-threatening—impact of postpartum depression (PPD). Even more concerning is that the 2020 pandemic is amplifying the challenges of PPD as new parents try to cope with the stress of isolation from family and friends, the fear of contracting COVID-19 and […]

benefits

Ohio Employee with Coronavirus Files Suit Over Firing

An Ohio employee sued after being terminated for self-quarantining because of COVID-19. Although her lawsuit is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, federal laws do require most employers to provide coronavirus-related leave.

HSA

HSA: Spending or Savings Tool? Depends on Whom You Ask

Is a health savings account (HSA) a savings tool or a tool to pay for today’s rising healthcare costs? It depends on whom you ask. While HSAs were originally introduced to employees as a long-term investment tool that can also be used to pay for eligible medical expenses along the way, employees’ usage of the […]

placement

X-Placement: A Solution for Rising Unemployment

As the world grapples with the challenges unleashed by the COVID-19 outbreak, corporate leaders are under great scrutiny to exercise critical foresight for risk assessment while simultaneously executing operational reorganization.

FFCRA

New Rule Answers Key Questions from Employers on COVID-19 Relief

A temporary rule issued April 1 provides answers to at least some questions employers have regarding relief offered through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)—a measure that provides both paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave for workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

healthcare

Latest Employer Tactics for Reducing Healthcare Costs

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.