Employers Take Aim to Curb High Cost of Pharmacy Benefits
The cost of pharmacy benefits has continued to rise and has increasingly become the focus of employers looking to manage medical benefit costs. Although pharmacy represented approximately 20 percent of employer-sponsored medical benefits costs this year, its cost is increasing and will account for 50 percent of medical cost inflation going forward. This data comes […]
Are the ACA’s Reforms of the Individual Health Insurance Market Working?
Recent research from The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that aims to promote a high-performing health care system, explored how the ACA’s reforms of the individual health insurance market are working. Researchers compared the cost of subsidized plans offered on public exchanges with non-subsidized plans available off exchanges to determine the validity of early concerns […]
Our Most Read Blog Posts of 2015
2015 is almost over, and it was another eventful year in health care. The most read blog posts on the OneExchange blog show the range of interests among readers of this blog. Taken together, our series on Towers Watson exchange solutions leaders topped your list, with a post on the rise of account based health […]
The drug overdose epidemic is devastating American families. We must prevent addiction, provide support & treatment.
CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden
Number of overdose deaths in 2014, up 14% in just one year
Surveys Reveal Disconnect Between Retirees and Employers Over Retiree Medical Benefits
Two Towers Watson surveys reveal a notable disconnect between what retirees believe they were told by their employers about their retirement medical benefits when they retired and what employers say they offered retirees in education and information. In March 2015, Towers Watson surveyed 3,384 retirees aged 65 and older who formerly worked at large and […]
Number of countries participating in the Paris climate talks that concluded on December 12
We feel as if we got out of hell and we came to paradise.
Kevork Jamkossian, one of the first Syrian refugees to arrive in Canada, on the warm reception from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Congress should act to make sure no one on a no-fly list is able to buy a gun. What could possibly be the argument for allowing a terrorist suspect to buy a semiautomatic weapon?
President Obama, in a televised statement following the San Bernardino shootings
Percentage of Facebook shares owned by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife that they pledge to “donate” though an LLC