Even though more than one-in-four Americans have received treatment or therapy from a mental health professional, few people know that health insurers are required to provide coverage for mental health, behavioral health and substance-use disorders that is comparable to coverage for physical health.
Individuals could pay more than twice as much for prescription drugs with certain exchange plans, as employers that provide health coverage gain another asset to leverage.
Mirroring a recent HHS initiative, some state-run marketplaces such as Covered California have extended a special enrollment period for COBRA-eligible individuals, allowing them to enroll in a marketplace exchange plan through July.
As the Affordable Care Act shines a spotlight on employer-sponsored health coverage, employees are more confused than ever about their health insurance options. As you gear up for open enrollment this year, here are 10 employee questions, courtesy of Towers Watson, you should be ready to answer.
While health care costs are growing more slowly than in years past, the increases are unsustainable over the long-term, say those in the industry.
Theres an end to ambiguity on whether direct payments for certain kinds of coverage are taxable or not.
Insurer groups this week shared ACA reform ideas with Congress, including the creation of a copper plan.
Millions of Americans could benefit from expanded coverage of preventive services under health savings account-qualified high-deductible health plans, says new research from the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and Harvard University Medical School.
Employers concerned about the Affordable Care Acts excise tax continue to consider adopting high-deductible health plans with health savings accounts.
The Supreme Court will hear a case this fall that holds implications for employers that still offer retiree health benefits.
American workers are increasingly satisfied with their retirement plans and interested in investing in them, a trend advisers and employers use in their favor.
Voluntary benefits are worth a fresh look. Here are five reasons benefit advisers should incorporate new voluntary options into client proposals.
Commentary: Blogger Mark Gaunya discusses a niche way some smaller employers might find appealing as a self-funding strategy to control health care costs. Its called a captive solution.
Obamacare reduced the percentage of U.S. adults without health insurance to its lowest point since 2008 even as the law remains unpopular with the public, separate surveys showed.
Commentary: Guest blogger Rich Fahn, a small business-focused benefit broker, gives advice for the challenging conversations brokers will have to have with many small groups as premium hikes are mounting.