World Congress is proud to present the World Congress 5th Annual Executive Forum on Pharmacy Benefit Management Strategies, July 12-13, 2010 in Philadelphia, PA. This year's forum identifies pertinent issues facing employers and plans, including developing Medication Therapy Management, overcoming barriers to diverse population drug challenges, Medicare Part D, changes to pharmacy in light of health reform and measuring the impact and effectiveness of existing pharmacy management programs.
What Really Makes Health Insurance Premiums Increase
Excerpt: "[T]he insurance industry trade group America's Health Insurance Plans called in a handful of reporters this week to walk through the process of how actual premiums are calculated for the individual and small group market."
(National Public Radio)
Rating Employer Health-Insurance Plan Carriers
Excerpt: "Health-plan service is more important than cost to a majority of employers, according to a first-ever ranking of employer health-insurance plan carriers. Most of the employers expressed relatively low levels of satisfaction with their carriers and half have investigated changing plans."
(Human Resource Executive Online)
Most Employers Trying Reduce Workplace Stress, According to Survey
Excerpt: "In response to workplace stress, 66% of the employers have put at least four programs aimed at reducing stress in place, with employee assistance programs used most often. The survey noted other strategies, such as work-and-life balance support, on-site fitness centers and stress awareness campaigns."
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IRS Changes Position on Application of Section 162(m) in Acquisition Context
Excerpt: "A relatively recent development in the IRS' interpretation of section 162(m) has received little attention, notwithstanding that it will often result in an additional deduction disallowance when a public company is acquired. The issue has to do with the application of section 162(m) to the year before a public company is acquired."
(Miller & Chevalier Chartered)
Fringe Benefits a 'Key Area' of Upcoming IRS Audits
Excerpt: "The IRS is on a mission to learn what issues are hiding in employers' records; thus, the [employment tax national research program] audits will prove to be more invasive than they would be if auditors had a specific target."
(Thompson Publishing Group Inc.)
Study Rekindles Debate Over Federal Pay and Benefits
Excerpt: "A right-leaning Washington think tank once again has added fuel to the debate over federal employee pay with a report asserting civil servants earn significantly higher salaries and more generous benefits than their private sector counterparts, while enjoying far greater job security."
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