Human Resources News & Insights

The problem with consumer-driven healthcare, and what HR can do to help

Most employers see consumer-driven healthcare (CDH) as a key part of their long-term healthcare strategy.

Check your health plan: EEOC says denying this coverage is now discriminatory

Excluding a certain type of coverage from your company’s health plan has officially become risky business — even though it’s possible the same couldn’t have been said about this exclusion a few years ago. 

The effect of rising insurance costs on open enrollment, employee demands

With health insurance costs continuing to soar, employees are being asked to shoulder more of the financial load. But as a result, they have some demands of their own. 

Obama makes risky healthcare move: High Court to rule soon

The White House has declined to appeal a lower court’s ruling that the health reform law is unconstitutional. So it appears the Supreme Court could rule on the matter by the 2012 presidential election.

Nation worse under reform, 60% of health pros say

What do healthcare professionals think of the reform law? Let’s just say they aren’t rabid fans.

U.S. leads U.K., Japan, Germany in health spending

A new report shows Americans are spending more (much more) of their income on health goods and medical services than those in other countries.

White House scales back health reform’s claims, appeals regs

In what comes as welcome news to many employers, the Obama administration just eased some of the regs proposed last year involving internal healthcare claims and appeals processes.

Controversial health reform study details released

The Obama administration did not like the picture McKinsey & Co.’s latest health reform study painted of life after the new law. But McKinsey is not backing down from its findings.

Carrots or sticks? What’s winning to change health habits

What is the biggest hurdle employers have to clear to accomplish their healthcare benefits goals?