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Displaying items tagged: Mercer

Sunday, 22 December 2019 11:14

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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 04 August 2019 17:25

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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:41

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.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 13 November 2016 13:33

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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 13 November 2016 13:31

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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 13 November 2016 13:20

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.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 26 June 2016 11:14

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.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 12 June 2016 15:08

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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 15 May 2016 10:47

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.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 20 March 2016 17:21

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.

Published in Health Care