health care costs
How CFOs Can Help Control Health Care Costs
CFOs should challenge HR leaders on whether employees can afford costlier benefits, promote provider differentiation, and negotiate health care contracts.
To Better Manage Health Care Costs, Ditch the Silos
Addressing medical, pharmacy, disability, and workers' compensation programs separately interferes with companies' efforts to control health care costs.
Key 2020 Strategies for Health Care Costs
While growth in health costs stays flat, companies are employing more virtual care, innovating primary care, and seeking solutions to specialty drug costs.
What Are the Top Health Benefits Priorities for 2020?
Mercer offers a comprehensive look at what health plan sponsors should be thinking about this contract season.
5 Health Care Trends for CFOs to Watch in 2019
With companies still pressured by rising health benefits costs, they must actively engage in taking advantage of systemic changes in the health care market.
6 Diet-based Ways to Pare Health Costs
With poor eating habits a leading cause of illness and death, employers can't afford not to help employees improve their nutrition.
Health-Care Cost Growth Increased in 2018
An average 3.6% rise in employers' health-benefits costs was up a point from last year and once again exceeded the general inflation rate.
How Will Insurer-PBM Deals Affect Health Costs?
It may take awhile, but the recent mergers of health insurers and pharmacy benefits managers could meaningfully mitigate the costs of care.
No Mystery How to Restrain Health Costs
Companies that perform the best in managing health-care costs employ every effective strategy more often than do companies that bear high costs.
Tax Cuts Trigger CFO Optimism
U.S. finance chiefs see earnings growth in 2018, but they also expect higher wage and benefits costs.
Plan-Design Changes Have Less Impact on Health Costs
Employers expect to cut way back next year on shifting health costs to their workers.