Managing The Rising Cost of Health Care
Health care costs continue to rise, spurred to new heights by the exponential increase in the cost of specialty pharmacy, among other things. According to the Willis Towers Watson/NBGH Best Practices in Health Care Employer Survey, employers expected a 4.1% rate of increase in the cost of employer-sponsored health care benefits in 2015 — the […]
The Most Wonderful (Stressful) Time of the Year
The winter holiday season that just passed is a stressful time for many, whether because of travel anxiety, the desire to find just the right gifts, or tension between family members at holiday gatherings. But it turns out one of the greatest sources of year-round stress for many people are the environments of the organizations […]
Number of points the Dow Jones dropped during a 10-day period that marked the worst start to the year in stock exchange history
We have a forecast that we haven’t had in 90 years.
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser on double-digit snowfall in the D.C. region
High Tech Versus High Touch: Do New Tech Solutions Make Traditional Brokers Obsolete?
Tension between traditional health insurance brokers and startups offering web-based and other tech-based solutions continues to rise. However, while some traditional brokers fear advanced technology solutions, others highlight their unique value add borne from years of experience as valuable differentiators. A recent article in Business Insurance explored this classic showdown between “high tech” and “high touch.” In […]
Length of the late David Bowie’s musical career
We know about singular they already… so this is bringing it to the fore in a more conscious way, and also playing into emerging ideas about gender identity.
Linguist Ben Zimmer on the singular “they” being named Word of the Year
U.S. Employers Struggle to Engage Employees in Health and Well-being Programs
Employers remain committed to the health and productivity of their workforce, driven by ongoing concerns over stress, obesity, and sedentary lifestyles among employees. A large majority (84 percent) of U.S. employers identify improving the health and productivity of their employees as essential or moderately important to their health strategies. In addition, 77 percent expect their […]
Imagine Being Left For Dead – And Other Auto-Corrections
Auto-correction of deaf to dead spurring a conversation. Last week a spoof video (linked here) was released featuring cast members of the Broadway hit, “Spring Awakening.” It was tweeted, tumblred, featured in BroadwayWorld.com and Playbill.com and more by the theatre community and the show’s fans. In it, the word “deaf” is auto-corrected to “dead” in a text message. Full […]
I have received too many letters from parents, and teachers, and kids, to sit around and do nothing.
President Obama, on his plans to take executive actions, which do not require congressional approval, to reduce gun violence.