Every employer wants their staff to feel satisfied with their work, not only because they want them to be happy, but because a better emotional well-being increases productivity and reduces occurrences of sickness and absence. With as many as 40% of people reporting poor emotional health, employers need to do what they can to make… Read More


Health care costs continue to rise, which means employers need to take every opportunity to lower expenses. One strategy is to employ referenced-based pricing (RBP). RBP enables employers to set limits on certain medical services, shifting the cost-analysis burden onto employees. See this attached “Benefits Insights” for the full article. Referenced Based Pricing… Read More


On March 24, 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives withdrew the American Health Care Act—their proposed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A House vote was scheduled to take place on that day, but House Republicans could not secure enough votes to approve the legislation and, instead, canceled… Read More


This month’s Benefits Buzz looks ahead at what the ACA might look like under President Trump, discusses the challenges to becoming health care literate and explains block grants and their importance. Benefits_Buzz_March_2017… Read More


New administrations bring new challenges to the professional realm, and the Trump administration is no exception. Many of the former administration’s health care initiatives are being rolled back or halted. This leaves employers in an uncertain place in regard to compliance regulations and reform laws. This uncertainty comes in addition to the already complicated day-to-day… Read More


Throughout his presidential campaign, Trump ran on a platform of repealing and replacing the ACA. In addition, since its enactment, Republicans in both the Senate and the House of Representatives have virtually all opposed the ACA, calling for its repeal. According to benefits industry experts, Trump’s nomination of U.S. Representative Tom Price—a retired surgeon, staunch… Read More