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April 05, 2022

New Year, New Rules: Healthcare Transparency Rules and Plan Sponsor Obligations

Over the last few years there has been an increased focus on price transparency in health care.  With the enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (“CAA”) and the release of t...

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October 13, 2020

California Senate Bill 1159 – Workers Compensation Presumption and New Reporting Requirements

On September 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 1159 (“SB 1159”) which modifies and extends the Governor’s Executive Order from earlier this year, creatin...

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July 21, 2020

FAQ on Return to Work and Employee Infections

With many businesses re-opening their doors to customers and more employees returning to work, it is more important than ever to have a written plan regarding what to do in the event an empl...

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April 21, 2020

COVID-19: Workers Compensation Update

Various states are declaring that there is a rebuttable presumption that injuries to certain workers during the COVID-19 crisis will be deemed work-related. A standard Workers Compensation P...

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April 13, 2020

H&HS WEBINAR SERIES: Strategies to Combat COVID-19 [Recap]

Care and service organizations must take action to safeguard residents and clients, many of whom are at greater risk for contracting COVID-19 due to their age or underlying conditions. To as...

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January 08, 2019

Leveraging Data in Health and Human Services

As we kick off 2019, it’s only fitting to examine how data analytics is transforming the healthcare industry and what that impact will look like moving forward. A recent report stated that h...

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April 10, 2018

Benefits Brief: Designing Benefits Programs for a Changing Workforce

For most organizations, attracting and retaining top talent is a top priority – after all, a successful company starts with assembling a team of smart, dedicated employees. Because health an...

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April 10, 2018

The Important Difference Between Employee Satisfaction and Employee Engagement

For years, healthcare organizations have dedicated time and resources to improve employee satisfaction. And, for good reason – according to a recent report by The Conference Board, less than...

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March 27, 2018

The Value of Drug Carve-Outs

According to recent reporting in Reuters, U.S. spending on prescription medicine is expected to escalate to $610 billion by 2021. This startling statistic is a major concern for many of our ...

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October 25, 2017

Three Tips for Safe Patient Handling

A Bureau of Labor Statistics report revealed that across all industries, 33 of 10,000 full time workers suffered from overexertion injuries. However, this type of injury doubled when looking ...

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June 28, 2017

The Benefits of Pre-Dispute Arbitration

This month, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued proposed requirements for pre-dispute arbitration agreements commonly utilized by long-term care facilities. After CM...

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May 01, 2017

The Impact of Low Employee Morale on Workplace Safety in Healthcare Institutions

Are the healthcare professionals at your company happy at work? If not, what are you doing to change it? According to a recent report by The Conference Board, less than half of people in the ...

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February 13, 2017

Maximizing the Value of Employee Benefits

Employee benefits represent a significant expenditure for businesses, ranging from 15-20 percent of an employee’s salary, and they are also a strong factor in recruitment and retention. Accor...

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June 27, 2016

Preventing Opioid Abuse Among Health Care Professionals

Prescription opioid abuse is a serious public health concern that has affected Americans across every demographic. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of unintentional death, surpassing ca...

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June 20, 2016

Implementing a Workplace “Stretch-and-Flex” Program in Your Company

Whether working on a construction site, in a manufacturing site or in a cubicle, employees are constantly overexerting their muscles. The daily wear and tear leaves workers in pain and discom...