Policies to Enhance Affordable Health Coverage: Consumer-Directed Health Plans
As wages continue to stagnate and health care costs continue to climb, more employers are offering, and more employees are selecting, account-based, or consumer-directed health plans. This public policy brief examines the impact of this type of coverage on costs, quality and other important factors. It also recommends policy changes suggested by the research to make these types of plans easier to use for needed health care services.
Hearing Aid Coverage 2014
The focus of this survey was to determine how many employers will cover hearing aids as a part of their medical plans in 2014, and to determine how they have designed the benefit. Fifty members of the Business Group responded to this survey.
Narrow Networks in Today's Health Care Environment
This Employer Alert looks at the evidence for narrow networks, Centers of Excellence, Accountable Care Organizations, and Patient-Centered Medical Homes in the context of today's health care environment. It also provides examples of companies using them in unique ways as part of their overall health benefits strategy.
Legal Considerations for Rules and Regulations Governing Wellness Program Incentives
Newly updated and included in the Financial Incentives for Healthy Lifestyles toolkit, this publication presents the most up-to-date legislative and regulatory requirements of financial incentive programs, including HIPAA, ADA and relevant tax laws.
Think You're Off the Hook for 2014? Think Again: ACA Cost-Sharing Limits
Of the many Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions that go into effect in 2014, one that raises some confusion among plan sponsors is the annual limitation on group health plan cost-sharing (also known as the out-of-pocket maximum). This Employer Alert details current agency guidance and provides tips for large group health plan sponsors implementing this requirement.
Employee Perspectives on the Future of Health Benefits and Health Care Delivery
A new survey to help employers understand how familiar employees are with the ACA and how they think it will affect them, employee confidence in purchasing health insurance on their own, their interest in public and private health insurance exchanges as an alternative and their views of innovations including Centers of Excellence and comparative effectiveness research.
January 29-30, 2014
2014 Employers’ Summit on Health Care Costs and Solutions: Embracing the Changing Landscape
March 5-7, 2014
Business Health Agenda 2014