A new initiative launched by some major private sector employers and educational institutions seeks to pair displaced workers with in-demand positions.
It’s no secret that the average consumer is confused about how to choose and use his or her healthcare benefits. As far back as 2003, the National Center for Education Statistics found that 9 out of 10 adults lack the skills needed to fully manage their health care and prevent disease.
While the number of COVID-19 cases appears to be plateauing in much of the country, employees continue to have more questions and concerns about their health benefits and coverage than ever.
Direct primary care (DPC), as the name implies, is a type of program that provides and covers care from a primary care physician (PCP). Typically, this means only PCP visits are covered but not other services or providers.
You may be asking yourself: ‘How can I, as a business owner or HR professional during this crisis, reduce my insurance expenses right now?’ Managing cash flow is at the top of people’s minds right now, and yes, there is an opportunity to lower your insurance expenses immediately.
According to one expert, 80%–90% of care any adult is ever going to need can and should be delivered through primary care and family medicine. Yet, medical facilities are designed to delegate primary care patients to networks of specialists where they can charge insurance companies and patients much more. Those costs lead directly to high […]
The COVID-19 pandemic that has sent the nation’s unemployment rate soaring may eventually—at least in some cases—affect employers’ unemployment insurance tax rates. Just who will be affected, though, remains an open question.
The war for talent spares no industry! As we’ve previously discussed, employers in blue-collar industries are struggling to attract talent, and the same can be said for employers in the insurance business.
Employers may begin offering health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) as soon as January 1, 2020, to employees who enroll in individual health coverage, under a rule finalized by the Trump administration.
Navigating the nuances of hiring and firing employees can be tricky business. You may make a mistake and be exposed to liability. You may do everything right yet still be sued. Employers have the option to deal with the risks by purchasing an insurance product called employment practices liability insurance (EPLI). Like any insurance product, […]