Employers need to focus on getting employees into the right plans for them and maximizing the use of their benefits.
Tag: employer health benefits
“Broadening the membership benefits available to member organizations to include not only health insurance coverage options but, health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) lets us better meet differing needs,” explains Tim McNichols, director of business development for LIG Solutions.
Employees can access prescription cost information and comparative cost information about medical procedures and treatments on a single portal.
Research found low engagement levels with health benefit programs, and one problem it identifies is employees are often required to access multiple disparate systems to learn about and access their full range of health benefits.
Employees that do not get good primary care drive up employer health costs, so a former hospital administrator started a marketplace to help employers encourage primary care use.
Mercer has published a list of 10 top compliance-related priorities for 2020 health and fringe benefit planning.
The bill would permit American workers enrolled in Medicare to open and contribute to a health savings account (HSA), without changing their coverage.
Picwell’s AI engine matches consumers to the right plan during enrollment by predicting future care considerations, estimating out-of-pocket expenses, and accounting for personal preferences.
An appellate court decision and an amicus brief filed in the case by the Department of Labor (DOL) emphasize plan sponsors’ duty to monitor what health plan providers or third-party administrators (TPAs) are doing.
Sources say Congress may try to tack the SECURE Act onto other moving legislation this fall, and they recount the many changes in health care regulations driven by President Donald Trump's executive order.
Many employees don’t understand health benefits—including that most insurance covers preventive care. Better education can lead employees to use benefits correctly and become healthier.
Rachel Leiser Levy, from Groom Law Group, explains changes from the proposed HRA regulation in the final regulation, and says it remains to be seen how this will affect the employer health benefits market.
An analysis from PeopleKeep also found in 2018, employees used an average 78% of their available QSEHRA allowance, and one-third used all of their allowance.
In a ruling in favor of a health benefit plan sponsor, a federal court judge lays out prudent processes the sponsor took to select and monitor service providers and monitor the plan’s fees.
HSA Bank recommends employers offer a guide about health plans, their costs and what they cover; a health plan comparison tool; and a tax-advantaged savings account to help employees become better health care consumers.
A survey of employees by Welltok finds workers want more personalized wellbeing resources and more digital experiences, among other things.
Only 33% of employees surveyed by Maestro Health say they completely understand the health coverage offered through their employers, and 62% indicated they feel their employer does not serve as a resource for their health care-related questions.
Transformation in health care delivery, focus on high-dollar claims and drug costs, and continued movement to account-based plans are among the list for what employer health benefit providers and advocates see happening in 2019.