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Cost and quality dominate health insurance conversations for 2020, Mercer exec says
HR consulting firm Mercer’s annual cost survey shows employers across Michigan paid an average of 4.7 percent more for employee health benefits in 2019. Employers expect 2020 costs to increase another 5.3 percent, provided they maintain the same benefit level, and 3.6 percent if they make changes to their health plans.
Worksite clinics help West Michigan employers control costs
A new health clinic on the south side of Grand Haven offers basic medical care to employees at three local companies.
Mercer study: Employers face moderate increases to health premiums
If the national numbers are any indication, employers can generally expect to pay moderately more to provide employee health coverage next year, although any increase comes on top of a cost that is already higher than ever.
New regs on wellness plans could require employers to adjust incentives
New federal regulations that take effect Jan. 1 may require some employers to adjust the incentives they offer to get employees to join their workplace wellness programs.
High-deductible health plans slower to gain traction in Michigan
Michigan employers have not transitioned to lower-cost, high-deductible health plans as quickly as the rest of the nation.
Sale to Zimmer Biomet positions RespondWell for growth
GRAND RAPIDS — After closing last spring on a $2 million venture capital investment, Ted Spooner began seeking another $8 million for his company, RespondWell LLC, a Grand Rapids-based telehealth provider.
Companies increasingly see office environments as key to worker well-being
Employers who are increasingly paying attention to the overall well-being of employees are generating opportunity for West Michigan office furniture makers to create the type of workspaces that contribute to workers’ health.
Insurers embrace telemedicine to offer convenient services, cost savings
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan plans to ramp up a telemedicine service that enables members to connect electronically with physicians to discuss minor medical issues.
High cost or high value? Specialty drugs add to employer health care bill
In 2015, Blue Care Network spent $55.4 million for just 712 members who each took a specialized drug to treat Hepatitis C.
Report: Majority of companies offer high-deductible health plans
Companies that have yet to offer a high-deductible health plan — at least as a benefit option — are now in the minority in America.