What to Do if Employee Prefers Restroom for Expressing Milk
Excerpt: "[T]he 'catalyst of risk' in this situation can be minimized by documenting the request, making it clear that this is the employee's decision, [but] if the employee raises the issue later, technically, the employer did violate the law."
Election-Day Changes May Give Benefits Managers Pause
Excerpt: "If midterm elections lead to a Republican-led House, it could mean some change to healthcare reform. Yet employers can be certain that some aspects of PPACA will affect them no matter what."
(Human Resource Executive Online)
Health Coverage Changes for Federal Employees
Excerpt: "The average premiums government workers pay under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program will increase 7.2 percent in 2011, according to the Office of Personnel Management."
Health Prevention Rules Introduce New Complexity
Excerpt: "Atlantic Information Systems looks at prevention and health reform in a new article, 'Health Reform's Prevention-Services Rule Perplexes Health Plans With Coverage Mandates Open to Questions.' Here is an excerpt (and perspective from senior clinical consultant Patricia Zenner) . . . ."
(Healthcare Town Hall)
Is Health Regulation Battle Worth It?
Excerpt: "The long battle over the medical loss ratio--a term describing the portion of premium dollars actually spent on medical care . . . . is summed up with clarity in the New England Journal of Medicine by Prof. Tim Jost . . . ."
How to Make Corporate Wellness Work
Excerpt: "[C]ompanies should shift their focus away from short-term behavioral changes and toward addressing overall well-being."
Does Competition Benefit Health Insurance Subscribers?
Excerpt: "How does competition work in the health insurance market? Do more competitors in a market area -- say, a state -- invariably mean a better deal for the insured?"
(Uwe E. Reinhardt via The New York Times; free registration required)
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