Steve Mann discusses how an effectively designed, executed and communicated executive benefits program can help employers pay for performance and protect against the risk of losing key personnel. He looks at “golden handcuffs” plan design ideas and other low-cost options, and apart from benefits, points out the importance of developing an engaging workplace culture.
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George Katsoudas offers insights and guidance on navigating the possible repeal of PPACA and its replacement with AHCA, including addressing the uncertainties and taking advantages of the opportunities.
John Edgerton, Kevin Cipoletti, Chris Shofner and Cherie Toffoli explore how the move from a fully insured to a self-insured medical plan provides more control over healthcare costs, lower fees and the potential for other savings. They also identify an entirely new set of options that employers must understand and address when they self-insure.
Controlling Healthcare Costs Through Innovative Methods That Target the Root Causes of Price Increases
Mark Rosenberg, Betty Gwinn and Jill Watson share insights and success stories on how reference-based pricing helps to counter inconsistent medical service pricing, and the use of a pharmacy benefit manager can control spiraling specialty drug costs.
Rhonda Marcucci, Sean Goheen and Ben Yomtoob describe how “help me choose” and “help me use” healthcare decision-support tools are a win for employees and employers alike. The increasingly sophisticated technology supports mutual cost management advantages, increased productivity and greater employee satisfaction.
Rick Strater, Ansu Kpandeyenge and Caroline Melson discuss how private exchanges can help resolve the dilemma of providing benefits that fit diverse workforce needs and preferences, including an increasing expectation for personalization, while keeping rising costs in check.
Tim Easterwood and Richard Egleston explore how employers can cost-effectively differentiate themselves by filling benefit gaps with a variety of newer, innovative voluntary options that appeal to unique populations with distinct preferences.
Agnes Nines and James Albright discuss paid-leave trends and important areas of focus when evaluating and updating parental leave policies to appeal to younger workers. They also identify an opportunity for forward-thinking employers to minimize productivity loss by supporting employees across the career spectrum as they try to solve the work-life equation.
Ali Payne, Rebecca Kruske and Kathleen Schulz make a case for the performance value of connecting the dots between employee wellbeing and an employer’s engagement strategies, total rewards and workplace culture. This process brings the opportunity to promote positive behaviors that enhance both personal and organizational health, engagement and productivity.
Dean Clune share insights on two main areas of opportunity for effectively tackling financial wellbeing issues – meeting employees at their life stage with specific, targeted wellbeing tactics, and ensuring those tactics address spending as well as saving habits.