Human Resources News & Insights

Traditional cost control isn’t enough: 5 ways your peers are tackling health care now

While traditional strategies and plan design tweaks are still in play, employers everywhere are realizing they need to do more to fight the increasing costs of company sponsored health insurance.

A safety program for your firm’s health benefits: Financial wellness

A financial wellness program can be to your company’s health insurance what a safety program is to workers’ comp: a strategic way to control costs.  

Telemedicine: Can this tool help keep health plan costs under control?

It’s getting more and more difficult to dismiss telemedicine as a healthcare fad that won’t catch among employers.  

Passing on health costs to workers without killing morale

When it comes to keeping rising health costs at bay, employers essentially have three choices: change carriers, change coverage or change (i.e., increase) workers’ contributions.

7 critical health cost-cutters: How many do you use?

Healthcare costs are on pace to increase at record lows this year. That’s the good news. The bad? This trend won’t last.

3 keys to creating a CDHP-only workplace

Nearly half (48%) of employers offer a consumer-driven health plan (CDHP) — which is one of only proven ways to keep rising health costs at bay — yet just 7% of firms offer this plan as their only option. Here’s how to change that. 

Will health insurers’ new plans save you money?

While your company scrambles to comply with reform without being swallowed up by skyrocketing health costs, wouldn’t it be nice to know insurers are doing their part to keep your expenses down? Well, here are their plans.

Employee education: Out-of-pocket health costs

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

4 ways self-insurance goes astray

Any major illness can result in a major cost hit for self-insured health plans. But some are more “major” than others.

Employees: We’ll pay for weight loss help

Looking for incentives to get overweight employees to buy into a wellness program?