The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has lost its bid for a preliminary injunction that would have prevented a major employer from withholding funds from the Health Savings Accounts of employees who refused to participate in a wellness program. Honeywell only deposits money into the HSAs of employees who participate in their wellness program, which educates employees about their health status and promotes healthy behavior.
We're at Tipping Point of Health Care Becoming a Real Marketplace
Indiana’s health care market is on the cusp of dramatic change. Call it a tipping point. Call it a paradigm shift. Call it disruptive innovation. Call it whatever you want. But Indiana is about to pass a milestone that will be a point of no return on the way to a health care sector that actually functions as a real marketplace. Nearly half of all Hoosier workers covered by employer health plans are now enrolled in high-deductible, consumer-directed health plans, according to a new survey.
At the beginning of each year, there are certain contribution limits for retirement plans and welfare plans that I check on just to make sure I am current on my numbers. While the list is not exhaustive, there are some that seem to jump out more often than others and I have compiled a list of the ones that I commonly refer to.
Could This Pricing Tool for Consumers Disrupt Healthcare?
Of all the white hot healthcare topics heading into 2015, none is hotter ‒ or more galvanizing inside the industry ‒ than healthcare pricing. So what and where is this pricing tool? It was unveiled with relatively little fanfare last week by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. Why is this disruptive? Because it’s an online tool that the general public can use to compare in-network pricing for specific procedures by provider and location.