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Trends in Healthcare Innovation to Inform Employer Health Plans

December 8, 2021

The health insurance industry is typically behind the overall economy when it comes to innovation. This is a major problem since insurance premiums and costs are on an unsustainable trajectory. Employers often find themselves stuck in the cycle of increasing annual renewals with their only option being to spreadsheet other carriers and plans. But what …

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Making Predictions for Employee Benefits in 2022

December 1, 2021

As we hurtle towards 2022 and wrap up open enrollments for many of our groups, we’re seeing some continuing trends as well as new ones. With the end of the year upon us and the corresponding flood of lists out there, we figured “Why not add one more?” and put together our predictions for benefits …

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3 Reasons Price Transparency Tools Don’t Reduce Health Care Spending

April 7, 2021

Much has been made of the potential for price transparency tools in health care to solve the high costs of health care that affect Americans. Washington and state legislatures have demonstrated a belief in the potential of these tools and the industry expects many ripple effects from the price transparency rule that became effective the …

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Mental Health Support in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

March 11, 2021

The $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319) was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and signed into law this week. The bill is enormous and includes funding and provisions for many facets of the U.S. economy. Specifically, this post will cover the key provisions that support …

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FDA to Allow States to Import Drugs from Canada

September 28, 2020

Last week, the Trump administration finally released it’s final rule for lowering drug prices after teasing the rule for months. Under this rule, states are allowed to import drugs from Canada as long as it would save consumers money and won’t impose safety risks to the public. What Country Pays the Most for Prescription Drugs? …

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Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice Bill Heads to Newsom

September 8, 2020

The California legislature sent a bill to Gavin Newsom’s desk last week that would grant nurse practitioners the ability to practice without doctor supervision, albeit with some concessions to the doctor’s lobby in the state. Currently, nurse practitioners can practice and see patients in California only if they have a written agreement with an overseeing …

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