President Trump has signed two bills into law that would add transparency to drug pricing by banning gag clauses imposed by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) that bar pharmacists from discussing drug prices with the person buying prescription medication.
The bills, … Keep Reading
After a period of relative stability, the future of the Affordable Care Act has once again been thrown into uncertainty.
In a surprise move, the Department of Justice announced that it would not further pursue an appeal of a ruling … Keep Reading
Most employers are doing all they can to keep their employees’ health insurance and health care outlays to a minimum.
And while most of those efforts are focused on the upfront cost of insurance, co-pays and deductibles, many employers fail … Keep Reading
While most businesses rarely get rebate checks from their group health insurer, this year may be different as insurance companies are expected to pay back record excess premiums, as required by the Affordable Care Act.
The landmark insurance law requires … Keep Reading
A new study has found that more and more large employers are ditching high-deductible health plans as the job market tightens and they need to boost improve their health insurance offerings to retain and attract talent, and saddle their employees … Keep Reading
When your medical care provider charges more than your insurance company is willing to reimburse, you may get a bill asking you to pay the difference – a practice called “balance billing.” The Trump administration is moving to put a … Keep Reading
As more employers adopt high-deductible health plans, which leave their employees with more “skin in the game,” it’s important that you educate them on how to get the most out of the attached health savings accounts.
Unfortunately, your employees may … Keep Reading
As promised, the Trump administration has issued proposed rules that would allow individuals to skirt Affordable Care Act regulations and buy short-term, low-coverage health plans.
Under the proposal, individuals would be able to purchase short-term plans that last up to … Keep Reading
Do you know that Fed-OSHA has regulations on whistleblowing and employer retaliation under the Affordable Care Act?
The rules set forth procedures and time frames for reporting and processing whistleblower complaints by employees against their employers and expand the instances … Keep Reading