Four of five U.S. companies have raised deductibles or are considering doing so as health costs increase, according to a Mercer survey of more than 700 employers.
Rising health care costs are driving employers to audit their covered dependents to eliminate working spouses.
When it comes to helping young adults avoid serious health problems later in life, assessing their personalities during routine medical exams could prove as useful as recording their family medical histories and smoking habits, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
By bundling all costs for the surgery under one negotiated price and offering expertise that lowers the odds of complications, the Cleveland Clinic can give employers a better deal than some hospitals closer to employees' homes.
Traditionally the domain of large employers, self-funding is becoming more attractive for smaller companies.
With the Affordable Care Act looming large, employers turn to benefit outsourcing to keep their plans compliant.
A new study from PricewaterhouseCoopers finds consumers are a lot less focused on the price of their plan than insurance executives believe them to be.
While outsourcing is a dirty word for many U.S. workers, most organizations that outsource benefits administration do so not to reduce HR head count, but rather to achieve legal compliance, reduce burdens on internal staff, gain efficiencies and gain access self-service technology.
A new trend in employee coaching and assistance programs applies the principles of neuroscience to help employees reduce stress, quit smoking and become more focused and productive.
It's Facebook for your health: How new technologies are helping to drive employee behavior change, using employees' love of social media to help provide an encouraging and accountable environment to reach their health goals.
While millennials may likely be the most savvy generation when it comes to monitoring their health and tracking their progress towards health goals, employers will find that this group needs monetary motivation, finds a new survey.
For a plan unlikely to become law anytime soon, Representative Dave Camps proposal to revamp the tax code is causing a lot of agitation among U.S. companies.
The top Republican tax-writer in Congress proposed restructuring the U.S. tax code to eliminate dozens of breaks to pay for reductions in the corporate and individual rates.
However employers decisions have been determined by the Affordable Care Act, the reasons to continue investing in employee health and productivity remain.
As Healthcare.gov procrastinators gear up for the nail-biting final weeks of 2014 enrollment, some lucky part-time or seasonal workers will be able to ride the coattails of their employers customized portal for assistance.