The employee benefits market is a model for innovation.

The changing landscape is creating an opportunity to transform not only how consumers receive and understand their healthcare, but how they use and pay for that care.

From passage of the ACA to the injection of digital health and technology companies into the ecosystem, the industry is grappling with how to improve the health of employee populations, while decreasing healthcare costs for employers.

In a world where transparency and innovation meet cost and regulatory challenges, employee benefits consultants must remain agile.

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Are Employers the Real Disruptors of Healthcare?
Health & Benefits | Oct. 28, 2019 | Employee Benefits, Healthcare, Healthcare costs

October 24, 2019 Need a check-up? You might not need to look further than Walmart or Amazon. Both have launched a telehealth-related initiative, among other solutions, to emphasize preventive care

Health Tech Tools for Fighting the Opioid Crisis
Health & Benefits | Oct. 28, 2019 | Healthcare

October 24, 2019 With more than 130 Americans dying daily from an opioid-related overdose, this public health crisis is real. Health plans and employers play a vital role in addressing

What Employers Can Do about Mental Healthcare
Health & Benefits | Oct. 28, 2019 | Employee Benefits, Healthcare, Healthcare costs

October 24, 2019 Ben Miller, PsyD, chief strategy officer at Well Being Trust, gives his take on the state of mental healthcare in the workplace. We talk delivery and payment

Medical Tourism Reimagined
Health & Benefits | Oct. 28, 2019 | Access to Care, Employee Benefits, Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Quality

Every year, about two million Americans travel domestically or abroad for medical coverage. While it’s not a novel concept, it may be worth revisiting why people might choose to receive

Congress is Back: Healthcare Update
Health & Benefits, Video | Sep. 30, 2019 | Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Pricing transparency

Which bills might pass, which don’t stand a chance, and who’s backing a multi-million dollar ad campaign against benchmark pricing?

I Can Access My Health Data. Now What?
Health & Benefits | Sep. 13, 2019 | Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Payment reform, Pricing transparency

Health data systems cannot talk to each other, and it’s a problem.

Raising Our Voice to Lower Healthcare Costs
Health & Benefits | Aug. 14, 2019 | Access to Care, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Payment reform, Surprise Medical Billing

August 15, 2019 The Council joined over 60 other employer groups on a letter to all Members of Congress urging them to pass the Lower Health Care Costs Act, which

Member Q&A: What Prescription Drug Importation could mean for Brokers
Health & Benefits | Aug. 14, 2019 | Employer Sponsored Insurance, Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Pharmacy supply chain, Prescription Drug Pricing, Pricing transparency

August 15, 2019 On the eve of the 2018 midterm elections, President Trump unveiled a new part of his “American Patients First” ideology, spurred by the difference in prices Americans

Social Determinants of Health Surface in U.S. Policy Agenda
Health & Benefits | Aug. 14, 2019 | Access to Care, Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Payment reform, Social Determinants of Health

August 15, 2019 Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) is a new industry buzzword, but it’s also a concept that’s existed for decades. Now it’s making its way into policy agenda