New Value-Based Payment Models Gain Traction Among Health Insurers
“Health insurers increasingly are moving away from traditional fee-for-service models toward value-based care under alternative payment arrangements,” according to John Barkett, director of policy affairs at Willis Towers Watson. In January of 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the intention to have 50 percent of Medicare payments go to providers in […]
Employers Take Action To Keep Health Care Cost Increases At Current Level
Over the next four years, 78 percent of employers anticipate making moderate to significant changes to their health plan design and vendor strategies. The goal of these changes is to keep cost increases at the current level, 4 percent, which was the smallest increase in 15 years (but still twice the Consumer Price Index). These […]
Deferred action does not provide these individuals with any lawful status under the immigration laws, but it provides some measure of dignity and decent treatment.
Donald B. Verrilli Jr., the government’s top appellate lawyer, in defense of DAPA, Obama’s immigration plan
Magnitude of the earthquake that struck Pedernales, Ecuador on Sunday, killing 500 people and injured over 2,000
Employers Add Student Loan Repayment to Benefits Offerings to Attract Millennials
As Millennials account for a larger portion of the workforce, benefits strategies for attracting and retaining them are shifting to match their needs. One benefit growing in popularity is student debt repayment. According to the Project for Student Debt, in 2014 the average college student graduated $28,950 in debt. This has cascading effects such as […]
Time left until Polio is eradicated, according to the WHO. This is only second disease to be eradicated, the first was Smallpox.
Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry—which is happening as I write—is one of them.
Bruce Springsteen, on canceling his Greensboro concert in response to recent anti-LGBT legislation
Highlights from Viewpoint Q&A: The Evolution of Private Exchanges For Active Employees
Our research shows that U.S. employers are more confident than ever that they will be providing health care coverage to their employees for many years to come. That being the case, most are continually looking at new ways to manage cost and improve the value of their benefit offerings, including private exchanges. Three senior consultants […]
We hold, based on constitutional history… and longstanding practice, that a State may draw its legislative districts based on total population.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on SCOTUS decision regarding “one person, one vote.”
Number of Tesla Model 3s reserved, sight unseen, by consumers over the weekend