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Employers Take Bold Initiatives to Rein in Healthcare Costs: Survey

A majority feels they should also hold employees more accountable in the struggle to manage costs.

Fayazuddin A.Shirazi Health/Benefits March 31 2011
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Can Healthcare Be Fixed?

Healthcare reform is a hot topic among politicians and business owners and as CEO of Premier, an alliance of more than 2400 hospitals and 70,000 non-acute healthcare sits, Susan DeVore says that healthcare reform will happen one way or another. Here’s what DeVore sees as the future of healthcare.

Jennifer Pellet CEO Interviews , Health/Benefits July 4 2011
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Unite Behind Universal Care

This may be our last chance to get health reform right

Scott P. Serota Health/Benefits November 25 2009
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The “F” Word in Healthcare

Eliminating Fraud Can Cut $250 Billion of Current Healthcare System Costs

Christian Kryder Health/Benefits October 13 2009

How Healthy is Healthcare Reform?

The stakes in Washington’s epic battle to reform healthcare are high. Trillions of dollars, the re election prospects of dozens [...]

ChiefExecutive.net Election Center , Health/Benefits , Leadership & Strategy January 20 2010

Expect Lawsuit Boon as a Result of Obamacare

There is one sector of the economy that will unquestionably benefit from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare): Lawyers. According to Crain’s, attorneys are girding for the health care law’s potential to gush a flood of legal suits against employers. ACA is the gift to the plaintiffs bar that keeps on giving.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Health/Benefits , Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management August 1 2012

10 Cases of How Competition in Health Care Lower Costs and Raise Quality Outcomes

This lack of competition for patients has a profound effect on the quality and cost of health care. Providers typically do not disclose prices prior to treatment because they do not compete for patients based on price. Payments are usually not made by patients themselves but by third parties — employers, insurance companies or government. But according to Devon M. Herrick, Ph.D., a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis, in health care markets where providers do compete for patients, not only do prices come down, but outcomes improve.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Health/Benefits February 27 2013

Will Companies Drop Healthcare Coverage Because of ACA?

Will 2014 mark the beginning of the end for employer-sponsored health insurance as we know it? Target recently announced that it will no longer provide health insurance for its part-time employees. Trader Joe’s and Home Depot also made similar moves. Why? Some experts say it’s because of Obamacare. Others are not so sure.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Health/Benefits , Operations , Talent Management January 26 2014
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Employer Tax Changes Triggered By Health Care Reform

Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act won’t go into effect until 2014, but all business owners should sort our their employees’ benefits beforehand. There will be a burden on individuals to maintain “minimal essential coverage,” but if employers do not cover certain types of individuals, they will be fined.

Vishal S. Petigara Governance/Compliance , Health/Benefits , Talent Management June 22 2011
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Can CEOs Find Relief From Skyrocketing Health Costs?

A study of firms in four industries finds that a new type of wellness program that stresses “accountability” and uses financial incentives and individual coaching to improve employee health habits can lead to a sharp reduction in health claims and a boost to employer bottom lines.

Darrell Moon Corporate Finance , Health/Benefits , Talent Management , Talent Management October 24 2011

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