With the release of its new Apple Watch and Apple HealthKit app, the tech giant is literally putting health care in the hands of the consumer. What does this mean for employer-based health care management?
Saddled with the high cost of emerging specialty drugs, employers are looking to their benefit advisers for strategies to manage their medical plans drug spend.
Commentary: Open enrollment time means employer clients will be reviewing fee disclosures. Columnist John Ludwig discusses several steps plan sponsors should take when reviewing the disclosures for accuracy and to determine if fees are fair and reasonable.
As private exchange providers introduce voluntary benefit offerings, how will broker commissions be affected?
As the gap widens on whether e-cigarettes are part of the solution or still part of the greater problem of employee smoking cessation, their popularity is still on the rise. Experts from the health management group HealthFitness have provided some additional tips for employers taking on the challenge of creating e-cigarette policies in the workplace.
Diana Andersens efforts to educate employees made the Affordable Care Act a nonevent for Zions Bancorporation. Andersen is EBNs 2014 Benny Award winner for Benefits Leadership in Health Care.
Commentary: Under the ACA, clinical trials offer an expanding frontier for plan sponsors and insurers, says Symetras Marien Diaz.
The IRS has released long-awaited draft instructions for the forms employers will use to comply with the ACAs employer mandate, giving benefit advisers and their clients a glimpse of the work ahead for 2015 and how to begin preparing now.
Court rules verbal COBRA notice is sufficient, but benefit advisers caution employers to follow-up with written notice, as well.
CVS Caremark Corp. halted sales of tobacco products almost a month ahead of schedule, started a smoking-cessation campaign, and changed its name to position itself as an advocate of better health.
The IRS has posted draft instructions for the various Affordable Care Act reporting that will be done for calendar year 2015 and while the instructions provide much needed guidance for employers and insurers, they also confirm the daunting complexity of the reporting task.
Insurance underwriting is hardly dramatic enough to warrant a TV show, but there is a forensic component to the annual renewal process.
Commentary: Financial services company BOK Financial enlists the help of a benefits communication vendor to boost participation in its consumer-directed health plan.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights website of large data breaches lists at least 89 major incidents of hacking, which have become much more prevalent during the past two years. Here is a look at some of the largest.
With increased CFO involvement in health care and benefit decision-making, benefit managers are under more scrutiny than ever before to ensure they efficiently manage their health and benefits vendor relationships.