The Ebola virus has found its way into the United States, but canceled business trips and forced quarantines are knee-jerk responses that do little to protect employees and can put employers at legal risk, experts say.
Inspiration often comes at the oddest moments and in the strangest of places.
The analysis of claims data provides the greatest ability for an employer to have an effect on health care costs and employee health.
The move could be the initial foray of large insurers that see the growing importance of HR and benefits technology and software firms in the health care space.Read More
Employers need to be flexible with employees who have potentially been exposed to Ebola or other dangerous infectious diseases.Read More
In sickness and in health; keeping workers healthy; foodie's guide to foods for the flu.Read More
Although Obamacare allows employers to conduct biometric tests, the EEOC says such tests violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.Read More
The news that Reynolds American, one of the largest U.S. tobacco companies, has decided to ban cigarette smoking in its offices is a breath of fresh air.Read More
As the popularity of e-cigarettes continues to grow, there’s still no definitive ruling on the safety and proper regulation of the tobacco-free alternative. It’s up to employers to fill in the gaps.
Supplemental health products, like hospital indemnity and critical insurance plans, have been growing in popularity as out-of-pocket medical costs increase for many employees.