Browsing All posts tagged under »employer-based health insurance«

Why Provide a Total Compensation Statement? It’s All in the W-2.

January 10, 2012


New requirements on reporting healthcare costs on employees' W-2 forms may cause some employers to think of the W-2 as a replacement for a total compensation statement. Doing so, however, would be a mistake.

Will Healthcare Reform Bring Down Costs?

December 3, 2010


Will the recently passed healthcare reform law actually help to bring down costs? One recent study says that it will.

Rising Healthcare Costs Affect Employers, Too

October 15, 2010


Today’s New York Times has an article discussing changes that employees should expect in their health insurance options during this year’s open enrollment season. While the article is generally informative, the author takes a moment to include a brief dig at employers: As in years past, employers will be rejiggering their plans with an eye […]

Four Things Employers May Have Overlooked in the Health Care Bill

March 25, 2010


Four provisions in the recently passed health care reform legislation take effect relatively soon and have a direct impact on employers.

Wages and Total Compensation

February 24, 2010


With wages expected to remain flat for an extended period - but overall total compensation costs expected to increase - communicating the total compensation message to employees is critical.

Empowering Patients

October 7, 2009


Patients can be better health care consumers if they're provided with good data and information.

Weekend Reading – Patients as Consumers

October 2, 2009


Today’s recommendation is a relatively brief article that presents some great insights into the challenges of making consumer-driven health care a more central part of efforts to reform the health care system as a whole. The article, “Talk to the Invisible Hand” by Darshak Sanghavi, discusses the various reasons why the health care marketplace is […]