Consultants Linda Anderson and Denise LaForte do a really good job explaining the Health Care reform law, even if it doesn’t get repealed, and what was really interesting in this article – is that they did a great job breaking out the HR and the HR Technology requirements. Original Page: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/towerswatson/research/~3/OFYmdgp0MQE/7027
TowersWatson just finished a great survey of the globe and I encourage you to read the study as a number of elements may surprise you. First is the fact that the study shows the demand for Private Insurance is rapidly increasing. They have shown a 30% increase in the number of countries where private insurers
Great study from Towers Watson on how firms are approaching Global Health Strategy. If you are starting to tackle this issue – please take a look at this study. It gives some great perspective on Global H&W, Multinational Pooling. (Source: Building a Sustainable Multinational Workforce Health Strategy )
Towers Watson has released the 16th annual Health Employer Survey and it is always worth the read. 1. Costs are going up for all involved – Employer costs are up 36% and employees are paying 45% more than they did 5 years ago. 2. The report talks about the targeted approaches to try and reduce
SHRM did a quick survey, and found there is rightfully a lot of confusion/concern in terms of how to comply. 48% said they were having trouble with the voluntary long-term care insurance program which will be funded by payroll deduction… (Source: Poll shows HR departments struggling with healthcare reform law – The Hill’s Healthwatch)
Hopefully you have already done this, but if you are in the US, you need to send employees an annual notice (beginning at the plan year) of their rights for Child Health insurance, as it applies for the 40 states that provide it. A lot of companies provided this in their open enrollment packets, but
Interesting article on Medical Tourism and the some potential impacts for Canada.