Can House Calls Reduce Health Costs?

A service that sends caregivers to an employee’s home or office delivers health-care savings to its corporate clients. David McCann – | US March 15, 2011 Among the many innovations designed to reduce the cost of health care, one is decidedly counterintuitive: house calls. WhiteGlove House Call Health, a company that has built a strong corporate following in Texas in the past four years, says its...

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More on Health Care Reform

Most of the information we have posted on our new blog concerning health care reform has been credited to other authors who have weighed in on this legislation.  It’s time for us to step up to the plate. We believe health care access is a worthy goal.  Certainly, this access issue has had considerable attention in the reform package.  What we continue to call for is better focus on medical service cost...

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AHIP: There is Still Hope for Health Reform

AHIP:  There is Still Hope for Health Reform

More ideas on reforming health care reform….. By BILL COFFIN Published 10/26/2010 America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) President Karen Ignagni today started a speech about health reform by repeating Winston Churchill’s observation that, “You can always trust the Americans to do the right thing — once they have tried everything else.” The quote drew laughs from audience members who...

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Wellness Engagement Tips

Having trouble getting your employees to engage in your wellness program?  Read these helpful tips 1-Introduce the wellness program to new employees as part of their new hire orientation and training. Your health promotion initiative should be viewed not as a program, but as the culture of the company. 2-Find out what motivates your employees with an assessment. Look for things other than cash, discounts and...

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W-2 Reporting Update

Reporting Employee Cost Information on W-2s is Optional for 2011. As a part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), employers are required to report the aggregate cost of employer-sponsored coverage on each employee’s W-2. Initially, employers were to begin reporting this information with the 2011 W-2s. However, in an attempt to provide system adjustment time, the IRS has issued...

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