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 changing PTO policies. We also got to know more about exchange innovator Sherri Bockhorst, a managing director of Willis Towers Watson’s group exchange business.

Here are some interesting tidbits from the top 10 posts:

On workplace perks: “New parents no doubt perked up (pun intended) when companies offered such benefits as unlimited parental leave (Netflix) and $4,000 in “baby cash” for the birth of a newborn (Facebook).”

On telemedicine: “The average telemedicine visit costs between $40 and $49…. This compares favorably with a visit to a primary care doctor ($110) or a trip to the emergency room ($865).”

On biosimilars: “The potential benefit [from the FDA approving more biosimilars] is huge… biosimilars could result in over $44 billion in savings on biologics between 2014 and 2024.”

Read on for the complete list of the top 10 blog posts in 2016:

  1. “Panda Days” and Paid Time Off: What Perks Perk Up Employees
  2. Employers Look To Private Medicare Exchanges As Alternative To Group Retiree Health Coverage
  3. Meet Exchange Innovator Sherri Bockhorst
  4. Little Known Rule Allows Some Seniors To Change Medicare Advantage Plans When Plans Drop Their Doctors
  5. League Of California Cities Partners With OneExchange On New Private Exchange Offering
  6. Employers Add Student Loan Repayment To Benefits Offerings To Attract Millennials
  7. Employee Well-being In The Workplace A Priority For Employers In Coming Years
  8. More Private Exchanges Adding Disease Management Programs
  9. Reimbursement Issues Plague Biosimilars
  10. Telemedicine Benefits Remain Underutilized 
This post appeared on the OneExchange Blog on December 26th, 2016 and can be viewed there by clicking here.
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