A recent study indicated that 48 percent of respondents believe they will need $50,000 to pay for individual health care costs in retirement, but the true cost is estimated at four times that amount.Read More
About half of large employers offer wellness programs hoping to reduce health care costs and improve worker health. Yet results are a mixed bag.
There’s no “one-size-fits-all” wellness program for all employers. Sure, this week it’s watch your fat intake and don’t smoke, but those aphorisms do not a wellness program make.Read More
The big potential growth of private health exchanges has lured other major benefits consulting firms into the market.Read More
Let there be no doubt about it, as Affordable Care Act compliance draws near, organizations without ACA systems in place could be on the hook for costly penalties.Read More
As the consumer changes from employer to employee, there’s a renewed interest in one health care vendor that does everything.Read More
Forcing spouses onto their own employer’s plan creates challenges for families as they cope with the logistics and coverage differences.Read More
The latest delay gives employers more time to plan. Companies will have until Jan. 1, 2016, to determine if they must provide health insurance coverage.Read More
More employees are asking for personal guidance in choosing their benefits than ever before.Read More
If unhealthy employees are bad for business, then I think it’s fair to argue an executive who plays ‘body police’ and essentially bullies employees into participating in a wellness program is bad for business, too.