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Top five burdens facing human resources departments in  2017

Top five burdens facing human resources departments in 2017

At the beginning of our partnership, we ask clients to tell us about their biggest hurdles—the ones that cost them money and keep them from focusing on growing their business. Here's what we found.

Top five burdens facing human resources departments in 2017
ER, Urgent Care, or PCP? How to Know Where to Go

ER, Urgent Care, or PCP? How to Know Where to Go

When you need care, it's easy to head to the hospital right away. But by doing so, you could be wasting a significant amount of time and money. Here's our one-stop guide to know where to go.

ER, Urgent Care, or PCP? How to Know Where to Go
Identifying Healthcare Service Issues That Hurt Your Employees

Identifying Healthcare Service Issues That Hurt Your Employees

A large insurance carrier with a solid reputation was supposed to provide healthcare coverage for all employees but, recently, you’ve heard more complaints about gaps in service and concerns about co...

Identifying Healthcare Service Issues That Hurt Your Employees
How Large Employers Keep Health Care Costs in Check

How Large Employers Keep Health Care Costs in Check

It’s no secret that healthcare costs are on the rise. A survey conducted by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) found that, on average, large corporations expected a six-percent increase in ...

How Large Employers Keep Health Care Costs in Check
Spotlight on Cost: Why do Medical Charges Vary by 500 Percent or More?

Spotlight on Cost: Why do Medical Charges Vary by 500 Percent or More?

Price variance is significant when it comes to healthcare costs, but rarely is there transparency among providers. To find a price usually requires effort—you can’t go to a hospital’s web site and ...

Spotlight on Cost: Why do Medical Charges Vary by 500 Percent or More?


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Looking to improve the impact of your corporate wellness program? Prepare to get personal

Looking to improve the impact of your corporate wellness program? Prepare to get personal

Our experience and recent research on the subject finds that wellness program success relies on two important factors: health coaching and personalization. With these findings in mind, we’ve crafted four proven strategies that can help you determine what success means for your workforce and take the first steps towards improving the clinical and financial impact of your corporate wellness programs.
Real stories of health coaching and when wellness works

Real stories of health coaching and when wellness works

Research points to two major trends for healthy corporate wellness programs: customization and the power of coaching. While apps and trackers can help employees plan for healthy habits, when it comes to following through, employees prefer personalized outreach from knowledgeable, live experts.   
Know your benefits: What to expect when you’re expecting

Know your benefits: What to expect when you’re expecting

If you’re anticipating adding a new member to the family, you’ll have more questions than what color to paint the baby’s nursery. From prenatal care recommendations to finding an in-network pediatrician, the following tips from our maternity support nurses can help guide your healthy pregnancy.
Breaking down the benefits of maternity support programs with Paige Price, RN

Breaking down the benefits of maternity support programs with Paige Price, RN

Moms-to-be and their families definitely have a lot to look forward to. Maternity education and support programs offer employers and their employees the opportunity to improve care throughout this exciting life stage, from prenatal health to 12-month check-ups. Our in-house RN Paige Price walks us through the basics of maternity advocacy and support programs, and how benefits teams can help expand their impact. 
Compliance Update: The American Health Care Act of 2017

Compliance Update: The American Health Care Act of 2017

On May 4, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) (HR 1628) by a vote along party lines of 217-213. Democrats unanimously opposed the bill, and the majority carried by a single vote.
Creating a healthy work-life balance

Creating a healthy work-life balance

In the past, employees left their jobs at the end of the day and spent the evening relaxing with family or friends. Today technology makes it possible—and often necessary—to work in the evening or weekends.
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