Designing an employee benefits strategy can be frustrating. But understanding the health care supply chain can help business owners reduce costs while offering quality benefits to workers. Robert Gearhart Jr. of DCW Group tells you what you need to know in Employee Benefits 101.
Eliminating Waste in Health Insurance
In the last month, the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan health care venture selected a CEO and announced a major acquisition. Dr. Atul Gawande, an author, surgeon and lifetime public health professional will be leading the charge to reinvent health care in America. Amazon announced the acquisition of online pharmacy PillPack which caused the […]
Why Do Employers Accept ‘Tariffs’ on Health Care?
President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum entering the United States has grabbed national attention and been met with both optimism and frustration. Many companies have hailed the move as a way to level the playing field on the cost of raw materials creating equitable competition. Others have argued that tariffs will increase the price […]
Why Wellness Programs Don’t Work
In December, the wellness industry got a holiday surprise when a court ruled in AARP v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that the EEOC was to rewrite its definition of “voluntary” so it’s closer to the dictionary definition. Wellness programs historically have been deemed “voluntary” even if the penalty for an employee not participating meant he […]