Recruiting strategically can give employers an edge and reduce costly turnover.Read More
A worker, on average, spent $3,962 on family premiums in 2011, an increase of 74 percent from 2003. Meanwhile, the average family premium totaled $15,022, an increase of 62 percent from 2003, the report said.Read More
Working with a nonprofit program, GlaxoSmithKline is giving its North Carolina employees the opportunity to test a medical home's efficiency. The pharmaceutical company will see whether the two-year pilot program could mean cost savings.Read More
A patient-centered medical home practices preventive medicine and helps manage chronic illnesses through a partnership between patients and their primary care physician and other health professionalsRead More
Thirty-six percent of employees polled in Mercer's annual Workplace Survey indicated that their out-of-pocket costs were 'definitely' commensurate with the health benefits they receive through their employer, down from 44 percent in 2011 and 38 percent in 2010. Read More
Much of the $25 billion in assessments—to be paid annually over a three-year period—will be used to partially reimburse commercial insurers writing policies for individuals with high health care costs.Read More
There is a large contingent of HR and benefits managers who face implementation now, during the holiday season no less.
The exchange, which Mercer is offering along with Connextions Inc., a technology solutions company, will provide assistance to retirees during enrollment periods and throughout the year.Read More
Annual medical spending for an employee with depression is $2,185 higher, or 48 percent more, than for a worker without depression, according to a new study.
Medicare beneficiaries will face higher out-of-pocket expenses next year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.Read More