Virtual doctors, once use only for very secluded areas, has become part of the solution to control health care costs. Employers are now using virtual doctors for their employees – connected right in their office. It’s all about lowering health care costs and making employees more productive. This is a quick and facinating read in Inc. magazine about» Read Full Article
President Barack Obama has been re-elected for a second term in office. Obama’s re-election, along with last summer’s Supreme Court decision upholding the health care reform law, cements the Democratic Party’s dedication to the legislation. What do employers have to do next? With the landscape of employer-provided health care potentially changing over the next few» Read Full Article
The State of Wisconsin estimates it could save $12 billion dollars if residents “slim down”. With National Health Expenditures continuing to rise, employers profits are being consumed by healthcare costs. Some estimates are as high as 58% after taxes! Today, nearly half of all workers compensation claims include loss time or disability rating. In particular,» Read Full Article
A study recently conducted by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) provides further proof of the emerging costs related to obesity in the workplace. Not only does it impact health insurance costs, but obesity has also been linked to higher workers compensation claims. The article provides further proof that proactive wellness programs in the» Read Full Article
Today, every customer is a reporter and every employee is a potential marketer. Learn about the basics of social media and how to apply it to your own Human Resource functions. Presenters: Jeff Coon, Art Director & Partner at Stream Creative – Social Media Expert and Inbound Marketing Certified Educator Who Should Attend: Human Resource» Read Full Article
The Internal Revenue Service released final guidance for small employers eligible to claim the new small business health care tax credit for the 2010 tax year. This includes a one-page form and instructions small employers will use to claim the credit for the 2010 tax year. New Form 8941, Credit for Small Employer Health Insurance Premiums,» Read Full Article
A recent survey by the National Business Group on Health reveals that large U.S. employers predict their health care benefits costs will rise an average of 8.9 percent in 2011 (up from 7 percent in 2010). Top strategies employers plan to use to control costs include: Raising employee contributions (63 percent) Raising out-of-pocket maximums (46» Read Full Article
Economy has more employers taking defensive action regarding employment liability insurance.
Differences between the policy for Pension and Welfare Fund Fiduciary Responsibility Insurance and the Employee Benefits Liability (EBL) endorsement for the Commercial General Liability Coverage portion.
Thanks to everyone who attended this free webinar hosted by our Assurex partner on Health Care Reform for Employer Sponsored Plans. May 5, 2010 1:30-2:30 (CST).