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May 6, 2022

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State Policy Levers to Improve Access to Telebehavioral Health

"States are utilizing a variety of policy levers to maintain access to telebehavioral health services. Commonly used levers include: [1] Creating allowances for out-of-state behavioral health [roviders.... [2] Enabling coverage for audio-only telebehavioral health services.... [3] Expanding telehealth-eligible provider types to include a broad range of behavioral health providers.... [4] Requiring payment parity for telebehavioral health visits."  MORE >>

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Copayment Coupons and the Pricing of Prescription Drugs

"Pharmaceutical companies have succeeded in boosting demand for high-priced brand-name drugs by offering coupons to offset patient cost-sharing. While consumers who qualify for these coupons enjoy immediate benefits, the practice has frustrated insurers' efforts to manage costs and has increased US drug spending, according to a [recent study]."  MORE >>

Watko Benefit Group

Individual Prescription Drug Plans Are Less Affordable Despite the ACA

"For large group plans, net drug spending (the net of manufacturer rebates) per member grew annually by only 2 percent on average. This is remarkable considering that many new therapies were marketed. In contrast, net drug spending per member for individual plans grew annually by 11 percent on average. The result is a marked difference in spending per member between the two types of plans."  MORE >>

The Hill

UnitedHealthcare Rolls Out New Virtual Physical Therapy Program

"The program aims to offer 24/7, on-demand exercise feedback to eligible members with musculoskeletal conditions ... Members who are recovering from surgery or an injury will be asked to complete an assessment of current issues and will be referred to the program based on that assessment."  MORE >>

FierceHealthcare

The Looming Demise of Roe Ties Healthcare Even More Firmly to Employers

"As legal protections roll back, employers are the fallback -- and each can make or change their own policies at will, making coverage of key services even more uneven throughout the country."  MORE >>

Report Door

Benefits in General

[Guidance Overview]

Employee Benefit Plan Amendments and Disclosures Required This Year

"[P]lan sponsors must amend their retirement plan documents before the end of the 2022 plan year.... [The SECURE Act and the CARES Act] require plan amendments to reflect [1] certain mandatory changes and/or [2] optional changes employers chose to implement.... [S]ponsors of health and welfare plans should make sure that their plan documents are fully up-to-date with all the various changes required by (and/or due to) the myriad laws enacted and guidance issued throughout the COVID pandemic. This includes several changes in the CARES Act and informal guidance from the IRS, including, among other things, the temporary rules requiring plans to disregard certain days in calculating various COBRA, special enrollment and ERISA claims/appeals deadlines, etc."  MORE >>

Smith & Downey, P.A.

Employee Benefits Jobs

View job as Lead Transition Consultant
          for BlueStar Retirement Services Inc. Lead Transition Consultant

BlueStar Retirement Services Inc.

Remote / Ponte Vedra Beach FL

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          for BlueStar Retirement Services Inc.

View job as Senior Actuarial Analyst
          for BPAS Senior Actuarial Analyst

BPAS

Remote / New York NY

View job as Senior Actuarial Analyst
          for BPAS

View job as Relationship Manager
          for Compass Retirement Consulting Group, Inc. Relationship Manager

Compass Retirement Consulting Group, Inc.

Remote / Stratham NH

View job as Relationship Manager
          for Compass Retirement Consulting Group, Inc.

View job as Defined Benefit Actuarial Analyst
          for The Retirement Advantage, Inc. (TRA) Defined Benefit Actuarial Analyst

The Retirement Advantage, Inc. (TRA)

Remote

View job as Defined Benefit Actuarial Analyst
          for The Retirement Advantage, Inc. (TRA)

View job as VP Sales Consultant (Retirement industry)
          for FuturePlan, by Ascensus VP Sales Consultant (Retirement industry)

FuturePlan, by Ascensus

Remote

View job as VP Sales Consultant (Retirement industry)
          for FuturePlan, by Ascensus

View job as Manager
          for FuturePlan, by Ascensus Manager

FuturePlan, by Ascensus

Remote

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          for FuturePlan, by Ascensus

View job as Senior Retirement Analyst
          for Dunbar, Bender & Zapf, Inc. Senior Retirement Analyst

Dunbar, Bender & Zapf, Inc.

Remote / Pittsburgh PA

View job as Senior Retirement Analyst
          for Dunbar, Bender & Zapf, Inc.

Press Releases

Mintz Bolsters Executive Compensation and ERISA Practice with Addition of Benjamin Ferrucci

Mintz

Centene Signs Definitive Agreements to Divest Two Pharmacy Businesses in Separate Transactions

Centene

Transamerica Expands Employee Benefits Suite with Integrated Disability Insurance and Absence Management Solution

Transamerica

Last Issue's Most Popular Items

Employer-Covered Abortion Travel Draws 'Unprecedented Interest'

Bloomberg Law

DOL and HHS Meet with Health Insurance and Business Leaders to Discuss Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder Parity

U.S. Department of Labor [DOL]

Preparing for 2023 Benefits Enrollment

Willis Towers Watson

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