The fate of the “Cadillac tax” in the contract talks between the Detroit Three automakers and the United Auto Workers union that are supposed to be wrapping up this month will cast the highest profile yet on the Obamacare provision that slaps a 40% excise tax on employers that offer the highest-cost health plans.Read More »
Marissa Mayer has been shaking things up since she became CEO of Yahoo in 2012. Sometimes she causes waves with how she’s trying to lead the once-pioneering tech brand back to its old relevance. And sometimes—as now—Mayer is the subject of controversy over how she handles the very public intersection between her private life and as a mother and her position as a leading icon of female CEOs.Read More »
A recent Deloitte survey asked middle-market executives to list their main impediments to U.S. growth. Rising healthcare costs came in second, after government budget challenges. And these increasing costs are having a challenging effect on midsized firms' overall margins.Read More »
As if struggling to adapt to the new healthcare landscape wasn’t hard enough for SMEs, now the new ground is shifting underfoot.Read More »
Obamacare (aka The Affordable Care Act) may or may not be waning as a campaign issue for the November mid-term elections, but there’s no doubt it’s looming larger than ever as a business issue for CEOs and company owners.Read More »
Technology, demographics and new customer expectations are transforming healthcare. But few are ready.
For its 17th Annual Global CEO Survey, PwC conducted 1,344 interviews with CEOs in 68 countries on issues facing business leaders across all industries early in 2014. Most healthcare CEOs concede they have a lot of work to do to catch-up with the coming changes.Read More »
Another knock-on effect of the ACA is that healthcare and hospital systems are struggling to cope with new managerial changes demanded of them. Increasingly, hospital boards want an outside perspective, along with different skill sets—and they are willing to go outside the industry to get it.Read More »