Archive for September 2016

How to Finally Say “NO” to Group Benefits Cost Shifting

During a time of political polarization, it’s hard to say anything that’ll garner instant agreement from everyone. That healthcare is expensive, though? That’s a no brainer. According to Investopedia contributor Lisa Epstein, the cost of healthcare in the US is twice that of any other developed country. If it were a nation, this sector would…

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Group Health Benefits: Why Employers Are Engaged in a New War on Drugs

Talk to any employer about their healthcare and workers’ comp expenditures, and it probably won’t be long before the conversation turns to prescription drugs. It’s an industry worth over $350 billion in annual sales here in the U.S., and according to the 2016 CMR Pharmaceutical R&D Factbook, global sales surpassed $1 trillion in 2015. Another…

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