Are Your Employees Happy with the Benefits You Offer?


You’ve spent months designing your new benefits package and the perks you offer your employees. But how do you know if you’re giving them what they want? A recent employee survey conducted by Namely sheds light on what really matters to employees—healthcare benefits. How Important Are Perks? According to the survey, 70% of employees would...

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Employers Focusing on How Care is Delivered and Improving Employee Health


Employers are focusing efforts on how healthcare is delivered and paid for according to the Large Employers’ 2018 Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey released by the National Business Group on Health on August 8. The 22nd Annual Best Practices in Health Care Employer Survey by Willis Towers Watson released a week earlier had...

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Driving Toward a Better View of Your Risks


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration backed off plans that would have required truckers and train operators with safety sensitive duties to be tested for obstructive sleep apnea. The move came as a surprise because reducing fatigue-related accidents is on the National Transportation Safety Board’s 10 Most Wanted List. Image Source:...

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Could Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID) be Right for You?


Source: University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Design While not new, value-based insurance design (V-BID) is getting a lot of attention as a way to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began a 5 year pilot with MedicareAdvantage plans in 7 states. The goal is to reduce...

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Could Mental Health be Your Biggest Cost Driver?


More than 350 million people suffer from depression, making it the leading cause of disability around the world (World Health Organization). Closer to home, nearly 16 million American adults, or almost 7% of the adult population, had at least one major depressive episode in 2013 (The National Institute of Mental Health). And it gets worse. A...

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