Health Innovations Coming In 2017
Employers are always looking for ways to deliver care that better meets the needs of their workforce at a lower cost. While there are finite ways of doing that, medical innovation is pushing back the barrier on what is possible in the health care space, to the benefit of all. Here are some of the […]
I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.
the late Carrie Fisher, in her 2008 autobiography Wishful Drinking, in reference to a conversation with George Lucas about underwear in space
Number of people who received a new Ebola vaccine during clinical trials. Of those, zero contracted the virus, causing the WHO to declare it a success.
Top Ten OneExchange Blog Posts in 2016
With the end of the year just around the corner, we are taking a moment to look back at the most popular posts on the OneExchange blog this year. Most-read topics included benefits administration, telemedicine, disease management programs, and types of benefits being offered, including student loan repayment, workplace perks such as snow days, and […]
Vermont Drug Prices Give Window Into High Cost Of Pharma Nationwide
A recent headline in Politico Pulse pointed to a drug price transparency report from the state of Vermont that identified 10 prescription drugs that are “eating up state spending.” The top three drugs, Abilify, Lantus, and Humira, saw growth in wholesale acquisition costs over five years of 55%, 90%, and 114% respectively. The report noted […]
Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria!
Shooter in Ankara art gallery, just before he assassinated Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov
Number of visitors to Healthcare.gov website on Thursday, December 16th, the busiest day in the site’s history
I don’t know what you can say about a day when you see four beautiful sunsets…. This is a little unusual, I think.
The late John Glenn, during the first orbit by an American in 1962
Life expectancy in 2015, a 0.1% drop since 2014, the first life expectancy decline in decades
Self-Insured Health Plan Cost Growing More Slowly Than Fully Insured
There’s more good news for employers that have chosen to self-insure rather than fully insure their employee health insurance plan offerings. According to recent Willis Towers Watson data, the projected cost increases for self-insured plans for 2017 are just 4-5% instead of 7-8%, which is the rate at which costs for fully insured plans are […]