9 Ways to Lower Your Prescription Drug Costs

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last year took a series of steps to help President Trump live up to his promise to lower drug prices. That included proposals to require insurers to list prices in television ads and a ban on so-called “gag clauses” preventing pharmacists from telling patients when a lower-cost… Read more »

6 Ways to Create a Wellness Culture at Your Company

wellness and corporate culture

If you’re thinking about launching a wellness program at your workplace, you’ll want to think about your company culture first. This isn’t a simple matter of picking a gym program, introducing a team challenge or changing the cafeteria menu. It’s a matter of making sure that health and wellness are ingrained into the everyday thinking… Read more »

How Will Health Care Insurance Change Under Trump?

About 150 million people are covered by employer-sponsored health plans in the U.S. What happens to them if Congress and the new Trump administration repeal the Affordable Care Act? It depends on how far they go. Before his inauguration, Trump said the replacement he’d like to see for ObamaCare should cover everyone, a pledge that… Read more »

4 Advantages to Using Telemedicine

A growing number of employers are adding telemedicine to their arsenal of health-care cost containment tools. The number of Americans who received remote medical care last year, however, remained small, about 15 million. Clearly, there’s room for growth. The good news is that the health care industry is either ready or gearing up for it…. Read more »

Suspend Amendment 69 Campaign

We’ve all seen the headlines: the Affordable Care Act is faltering. Insurers are exiting its online markets, double-digit premiums are on the way and enrollment levels are far short of advocates’ hopes. In short, the most sweeping effort at reforming health care in America is in trouble. A push for universal care in Colorado, Amendment… Read more »

Health Benefits Viewed as Vital Perk

The largest employers in the U.S. almost universally continue to offer health insurance to their employees. That’s one of the big findings of a new survey from the Employee Benefits Research Institute that examined what employers are doing about their health benefits. Its research underscores that benefits are just as critical as ever in the… Read more »