Tag Archive: health care costs

The Pros and Cons of Self-Funded Health Plans

The Pros and Cons of Self-Funded Health Plans

Employers providing health care benefits to their employees can choose one of two options: a fully insured health plan or a self-funded health plan. Although there are many similarities between… Read more >

Changes in Health Care Claims Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Changes in Health Care Claims due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the past year, the International Foundation has surveyed U.S. organizations on three separate occasions to examine the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the most recent edition, respondents were… Read more >

How Do Multiemployer Plans Claim COBRA Premium Assistance Credit?

How Do Multiemployer Plans Claim COBRA Premium Assistance Credit?

​The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued Notice 2021-31 which provides guidance for multiemployer plans and plan administrators regarding the new credit available to them for providing continuation health coverage… Read more >

Legal and Practical Considerations for Virtual Health Care in Canada

Legal and Practical Considerations for Virtual Health Care in Canada

There’s no question that the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of virtual health care in Canada, but we’re now learning that it’s not just a transitional measure. A panel at… Read more >

Employee Benefits and COVID-19: Changing the Future of Benefits Today

Employee Benefits and COVID-19: Changing the Future of Benefits Today

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to bring long-lasting changes to life in the United States, and those changes will be reflected in employee benefits. How COVID-19 could affect health, retirement… Read more >

21 Ways Employers Are Combating Escalating Health Care Costs in 2021

21 Ways Employers Are Combating Escalating Health Care Costs in 2021

Over the next ten years, health care spending in the United States is projected to increase at an annual rate of 5.4%. In response to the cost escalation, plan sponsors… Read more >