One Size Does Not Fit All
By Jessica Grossmeier
An ever-changing demographic landscape creates both challenges and opportunities for employers that want to establish a healthy workplace culture that contributes to worker productivity, while keeping healthcare cost increases at bay.
Don't Forget Your PBM Contracts!
By Kristen B. Frasch
With healthcare reform looming, drug costs skyrocketing and pharmacy benefit managers trying to win customers in a consolidation flux, now's the time to look at your PBM contracts for some potentially significant savings.
New Manual's Likely Impact on HR
By James McDonald Jr.
Making accommodations for employees with mental disabilities has never been easy, and it's about to get more difficult with the release of the American Psychiatric Association's new manual of mental disorders.
Surviving a 'Reformed' Open Enrollment
By Kecia Bal
While the effects of healthcare reform will translate to extra work for organizations' HR functions, this year's open-enrollment period also offers employers a valuable opportunity to help employees make informed decisions best suited for both sides.
Considering the Spousal Surcharge
By Mark McGraw
One of the ways employers are looking to contain healthcare costs is by levying surcharges on spouses who opt for coverage through their partners' insurance policies. This strategy may be effective, but HR must carefully communicate the reasons for these changes and prepare for employee pushback.
Are Employee Benefits Forever?
By Andrew R. McIlvaine and David Shadovitz
HR and benefit leaders gather in Las Vegas to explore their options as they chart a future course in healthcare and benefits.