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Benefits Insights – PBM Transparency Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) have been providing services to health care sponsors since the mid-1980s. First emerging as entities that processed prescription drug claims, they have expanded over the years to offer services, such as developing and maintaining drug formularies and pharmacy networks and providing prescription drugs through mail-order and […]
Author & Source: Ashish Kaushal, Forbes Council Member, link to original article Autism Awareness: Six Steps For Greater Inclusion In The Workplace Imagine you have an employee who excels at pattern recognition, thinks “outside of the box” and has extreme attention to detail. Yet, they might not enjoy making eye contact or be the […]
Author & Source: Ella F. Washington and Jasmine Sanders, Harvard Business Review, link to original article How Your Organization Can Recognize Juneteenth Juneteenth is not just Black history, it is American history. Over the past year, in the wake of countrywide Black Lives Matter protests, many U.S. organizations have taken to acknowledging Juneteenth, or […]
B Corp: Making Business a Force for Good I’ve often relayed the importance of doing business better – but who are we actually doing business better for? The path to becoming a B Corp Certified company was never about adding designation to our name, an addendum in our handbook, or leveraging the certification for our […]
Author: Julie Johnson, Account Executive & The Wellness Team Wellness Challenges for New Year’s Resolutions It’s another new year, and some of us are still considering what resolutions to make. Don’t fret, take your time in setting thoughtful intentions throughout the entire year. According to research conducted by statista.com the most common resolutions for […]
Author: Cathy Rodriguez, Benefits and Wellness Consultant & The Wellness Team Management Training Through Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) If you offer an EAP, you might be aware that your EAP can support you as an employee and as a manager. Typical EAP Resources for Managers include: Management consultations To assist your staff with […]
Author: Cathy Rodriguez, Benefits and Wellness Consultant & The Wellness Team Using Carrier Wellness Dollars Are you struggling with how to spend your carrier wellness dollars? Not to worry. We got you! Ultimately, allocating wellness funds in a way that aligns with your corporate culture and health and well-being will impact employee experience. Here are […]
Are Fringe Benefits the Key to Attracting and Retaining Talent? As companies continue to try and turn the tide of The Great Resignation by assessing how they attract and retain top talent, more employers are thinking about how their benefit offerings can help differentiate them from the pack in the eyes of job seekers. With […]
Author: Alison Neilson, ASA, MAAA, Consultant & Lead Actuarial Consultant What are HDHPs? High deductible health plans, HDHP for short and sometimes optimistically referred to as consumer driven health plans (more on this later), are exactly as the name describes. HDHPs are healthcare plans with high deductibles where all care is paid for by […]