Five Pharmacy Drug Cost Containment Strategies for Your Health Plan

Prescription drug spending is up 5.7% to $370 billion and is projected to accelerate over the next decade. These runaway costs affect both the bottom line your organization and the health and wellness of your employees. As an employer in the US, you need pharmacy drug cost containment strategies for your health plan. I recently […]

Employee Vaccination Approaches for COVID-19: What Employers Should Consider

RELATED 1/13/22 UPDATE: Breaking News: Federal Vaccine Mandate Blocked When the COVID-19 vaccines first received emergency-use approval starting in late 2020, there was a lot of uncertainty about how to approach health and safety in the workplace. As more people became vaccinated, we saw a decrease in cases. And, slowly but surely our collective optimism grew. […]

Mindfulness and Compassion in the Workplace: Support Your Team’s Mental Health

In Week Two of RESOLVE Increments, we welcomed Scott Shute, LinkedIn’s Head of Mindfulness and Compassion, as the day’s keynote. In his refreshing and candid talk, “The Case for Mindfulness and Compassion in the Workplace,” Scott shared his own professional journey and painted a picture of a workplace where mindfulness and compassion practices are accepted […]

FedEx Shooting, A Wakeup Call to Employers on the Importance of Mental Health

The world lost 11 souls this week, and I, like many across the country, am deeply saddened and worried. Three separate shootings ended the lives of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo and nine others at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis – close to home for me. Since the pandemic started, we’ve seen a 45% increase […]

Advance Employee Health and Well-Being with the HERO Scorecard

You’ve known for a long time that the health and well-being of the people working in your organization is important. Not only are these the people you care about and work with every day, their health and well-being are factors that contribute to the bottom line and the long-term competitive outlook of your organization. According […]

What to Expect Your First Year with a Self-Funded Health Plan

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This blog is the third of a three-part series on self-funding. Download the full guide to self-funding your health plan here. Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to transition to a self-funded health plan. There’s no doubt you put a lot of thought and work into ensuring this was a good decision for your business. Good […]

Amazon Pharmacy, a Disruptor to the Insurance Market

This past Tuesday, Amazon announced they have opened an online pharmacy, sending ripples through the insurance industry. Stock prices for CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid all dipped as much as 10%. I’m certain that, as with every market Amazon has entered, there will be disruption to the insurance market. Let’s dig into what we know […]

Implementing Mental Well-Being in the Workplace: Getting Started

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Updated April 20, 2021 Just last week, we experienced a tragedy in my hometown of Indianapolis when a FedEx employee entered a warehouse with a gun and opened fire, killing 8 employees and then himself. On the day prior to this terrible event, we had a wonderful discussion with HR professionals about mental health and […]