Human Capital: Risk vs. Uncertainty
When it comes to human capital, "risk" and "uncertainty" are two different concepts, and they need to be addressed separately in order to minimize risk.
A Majority of Companies Now Like the ACA
However, employers' disdain for several aspects of the law, and their wish for changes to it, remain intact.
Specialty Drug Costs to Soar Again in 2018
The rate of spending increase on high-tech pharmaceuticals will top 17% for a second consecutive year, a study says.
How to Boost the Value of Deferred-Comp Plans
A "total return swap" isn't a common way to hedge the volatility of non-qualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plans, but it's the most effective method.
Senate Health Bill Wins Corporate Favor
While millions would become uninsured if the bill became law, group health plans would mostly benefit, observers say.
Growth in Health-Care Consumerism Slows
Consumer-directed health plans may not become as ubiquitous as once thought, survey results suggest.
TrumpCare Could Cause Cost Shift To Employers, Experts Warn
Millions of newly uninsured could cause a spike in costs for health-care providers, who likely would pass the costs on to private payers.
Growth Rate for Health Costs Sank This Year
The average increase was only 2.4%, a historically low rate, according to Mercer data.
Uncertainty Flares Again for Health Benefits
Following this week's elections, CFOs are again in the dark about the outlook for the cost, delivery, and quality of company-sponsored health care.
Employers Warm to Telemedicine Benefits
A Mercer survey finds 59% of large U.S. firms cover a telemedicine program, compared with 30% in 2015.
CEO Pay Ratio Lower than Expected: Mercer
Research suggests the average ratio between CEO compensation and that of a typical worker is closer to 200:1 than the widely reported 300:1.