Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit came down hard on an insured that was attempting to elude the notice provisions of an excess policy.
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Mark Rosenberg, Kevin Cipoletti and Adam Wolff discuss health plan risk management tactics as alternatives to cost shifting – including healthcare access levers, pharmacy spend, self-funding, medical stop-loss captives and reference-based pricing.
Kent Lonsdale and Joe Milano share insights on why a structured compensation and benefits plan – flexibly aligned with employees’ needs and designed for sustainability – is required to compete for the best talent, manage risk and ensure industry relevance.
For the third consecutive year the U.S. economy suffered a first quarter slowdown in GDP growth, managing just 0.5% expansion for the quarter.
As a trusted advisor, Gallagher has developed its Compliance Playbook series to help employers identify targeted employee benefits compliance issues as part of an overall game plan. The May edition focuses on short-term and long-term disability benefits.
George Katsoudas discusses the significant risks and the organizational rewards related to safeguarding electronic protected health information in today’s more breach-prone, digital work environment.
Scott Hamilton makes the case for a link between higher employee engagement and lower workplace accident rates associated with greater participation in safety programs.
Biotechnology and specifically Synthetic Biology (SynBio) is evolving at lightning speed. SynBio makes it possible to engineer life from the ground up (allowing the formation of organisms with genetic code (DNA) not found in the natural world) and to re-design existing natural bio systems for life-changing purposes. The opportunities are limitless and so are the risks.
Bill Ziebell and Mike Pesch examine the value of expanding cost-of-risk considerations beyond insurance coverage to include benefit decisions.
Our focus in this issue is on strategy, mergers, and acquisitions, where the pace of this activity, along with unusual affiliations and partnerships, continues to escalate across all segments of healthcare. Also, further settlements with OCR after breaches expose organizations to scrutiny on their basic compliance with HIPAA etc.