Topic: Employer Digest

    What is an insurance network discount worth?
    By Emily Kubis on April 4, 2018

      Consider the value of insurance discounts Some self-insured employers are adopting new strategies to pay for their group benefits plan. These...

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    Self insurance on the rise
    By Emily Kubis on March 28, 2018

      Rising healthcare costs make self-insurance more attractive A new study from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. reports that self-insurance is on the...

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    How employees are overpaying for drugs through prescription “clawbacks”
    By Emily Kubis on March 26, 2018

      Study shows impact of 'gag clauses' on prescription prices According to a new study published by USC Schaeffer, almost a quarter of filled...

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    How a 40-employee group saved $100,000 with reference-based pricing
    By Emily Kubis on March 23, 2018

      A more cost-effective way to pay for healthcare Reference-based pricing is a new payment model for employer-sponsored healthcare. Through...

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    UnitedHealthcare to share drug rebates with consumers
    By Emily Kubis on March 14, 2018

      Industry responds to growing consumer frustration UnitedHealthcare announced this week it will begin sharing the rebates it receives from drug...

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    How to help employees file taxes with an HSA
    By Emily Kubis on March 9, 2018

      What employees need to know Filing taxes with a Health Savings Account can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are tips to share with...

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    Tax bill reduces HSA contribution limits
    By Emily Kubis on March 7, 2018

      What employees need to know The IRS published information this week describing changes to the contribution limits for family health savings...

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    How to successfully bring on a new hire
    By Emily Kubis on March 5, 2018

    Strategic Onboarding with BernieHR According to the Society for Human Resources, onboarding a new hire represents a significant...

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    Higher employer healthcare costs driven by price increases
    By Emily Kubis on February 26, 2018

      Costs rising while utilization is unchanged Spending per privately insured person grew by 4.6 percent in 2016, driven by price increases for...

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    HR tech is driving productivity—don’t get left behind
    By Emily Kubis on February 23, 2018

      How tech reduces the burden of HR HR tech is increasingly important to workforce productivity. According to a study by Randstad Sourceright, 65...

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