A recent study indicates that most employees don’t fully understand how to use consumer-driven health plans.
Virgin Pulse-Workforce survey finds smoking cessation tops the list of most popular wellness programs with physical activity the leading wellness demand.
The flu can have a tremendous effect on the workplace and the economy.Read More
With prices of medical procedures fluctuating wildly, companies are putting costs under the microscopeRead More
The average cost to insure an employee is projected to jump to $11,283 in 2013, from $10,616 this year, according to the report by the unit of London-based Aon Corp.Read More
Fifty-eight percent of more than 1,800 employers surveyed by Aon Hewitt offered some type of CDHP in 2011, while 38 percent offered HMOs, 15 percent offered point-of-service plans, 12 percent offered exclusive provider organization plans and 5 percent offered indemnity plans.Read More
High-deductible health plans have been touted as a savvy behavioral tool to motivate enrollees to more closely scrutinize the price tag of imaging tests, brand-name drugs and more. But at what point does the hefty deductible discourage employees and their families from getting potential health problems checked out or treated?
The key factor driving HSA growth is that premiums for high-deductible health insurance plans, which the law requires be linked to HSAs, tend to be lower than more traditional health plans, according to numerous surveys.Read More
Employers are addressing the practice in part by looking at their benefit design and increasing deductibles and lowering out-of-pocket maximums so workers must pay a larger share for going out of network.Read More
Fidelity said April 11 that the number of health savings accounts it administered in 2011 jumped to 119,000, up 61 percent compared with 74,000 in 2010, its greatest annual increase.Read More