National Business Group on Health
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.
Specialty Drugs Drive Health Care Cost Trend
Health benefits costs are forecast to climb 5% next year, thanks in part to fast-rising prices for specialty pharmaceuticals.
New Cures for Health Costs
Innovative ways to engage employees offer hope for bringing health care spending under control.
Two-Year Delay for Obamacare’s Cadillac Tax Likely
A proposal to postpone the despised excise tax is an 11th-hour inclusion in the federal budget bill.
Forces Join to Fight the ACA’s ‘Cadillac Tax’
Companies and others are loudly decrying the impending excise tax on high-cost health plans — and for good reason.
Companies Move Cautiously on Private Health Exchanges
Usage of the exchanges ticks up again, but strong growth is not expected until at least 2016.
Health-Care Cost Hikes Stay Modest for Big Companies
The average company with more than 1,000 employees will pay 4.4 percent more in 2014 than it did last year, new research says.
Major Flux for Retiree Health Care
IBM and Time Warner are the latest to say they’ll send ex-workers to private health-insurance exchanges. Companies making this move and their retirees could both be better off.
Obamacare Delay Poses Legal Risk to Employers
Low-paid workers who now will be eligible for generous federal subsidies to buy health insurance next year may have grounds to sue their employers in 2015.
Feds Deal a Blow to Wellness Programs
New regulations could make certain programs more costly and, worse, hinder them from achieving goals that can reduce a company’s health-care costs.
Weighty Delusion Could Hike Health Costs
Most employees think they are in good health, but more than half of them are wrong.