Chantel Sheaks, principal at Buck Consultants, sits down with EBN Online Managing Editor Kathleen Koster to dispel myths about the health care exchanges created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and clarify the employer role.
Some experts believe that health care reform not only has created greater employer interest in benchmarking benefits programs, but also will slightly alter what employers want to measure. Mercer's George Lane sits down with EBN Associate Editor Lydell C. Bridgeford to talk about how benefit plan benchmarking will change in light of PPACA.
Rich Gallun, CEO of bswift, talks with EBN Associate Editor Lydell C. Bridgeford about some corporate wellness measures Medicare officials should take note of as they roll out government-sponsored wellness programs. For more on what the private sector can teach government officials about wellness, read Bridgefords story Take notes; this will be on the test, in EBN October.
Cyndy Nayer, president of the Center for Health Value Innovation, talks with EBN Editor-in-Chief Kelley Butler about the Center's 2010 Value-Based Design Survey, which will poll HR/benefit professionals about wellness programs, the effect of the economy on health plan design and the impact of health care reform.
Dave Osterndorf, chief health actuary for the consulting firm Towers Watson, talks with Associate Editor Lydell C. Bridgeford about the steps employers should consider before filing an application to the early-retiree reinsurance program. For more on ERRP, read Bridgefords cover story, ERRP application calls for speedy but strategic approach, in EBN's Sept. 1 issue.
Tom Tercek, director of global benefits at The Lubrizol Corporation, talks to BenefitNews.com Managing Editor Kathleen Koster about how his company has started communicating the details of health care reform to employees and shares tips for other employers on how to educate their employees about the effects of the legislation.
So says industry expert Laura Carabello. Listen in as she explains how although PPACA doesnt directly address medical travel, its likely to influence patients decisions to travel for medical care in the near future.