CFO insights: Employee benefits considerations

White Paper Summary A special CFO Insights series addressing health care reform lays out three considerations for CFOs with regard to employee benefits and human resource planning. These considerations include: a) workforce transformation and planning; b) managing uncertainty and avoiding unintended consequences

Health Care Reform Increases Workforce Planning Needs

Article Summary One of the many upcoming changes in the new legislation will be the 2014 requirement that large organizations offer “full-time” employees and their dependents the opportunity to enroll in minimum essential coverage under an employer sponsored insurance plan. It is

Health Reform and the Healthcare Workforce

Joanne Spetz from the UCSF Center for the Health Professions examines how health reform will impact the healthcare workforce. Series: “Health Policy Studies”, UCTelevision. Watch video on YouTube

Incentive Plan Design in the Current Health Care Environment

Article Summary Today’s environment is causing hospitals and health systems to rethink performance measurement. First, organizations are facing revenue pressures. The health care reform law calls for a decline in provider reimbursements and the redesign of the health care delivery system. Other

Employee Perspectives on Health Care: Employee Engagement

Part II – Report Summary With the economy still unstable, many employees face the strain of job insecurities, rising benefit costs and resulting financial troubles. With so many competing pressures, it’s not surprising many workers are failing to place a high priority

Healthcare Transformation Using Information Technology

Report Summary In  2008, HIMSS called for major recommendations to transform healthcare using health information technology (IT). The years 2009 and 2010 were momentous for healthcare transformation in the United States when many of these recommendations were enacted into law and are

Employee Perspectives on Healthcare: The Affordability Gap

Part I – Survey Report Summary Although nearly two-thirds of employees are satisfied with their health plan, overall satisfaction with plans has fallen from 2007 levels. Increases in health care costs continue to outpace the historic rate of inflation. Recent Towers Watson

Changes Ahead: Health Care Reform in a Challenging Economy

Article Summary Health care costs continue to mount for employers, with an anticipated active employee health care cost trend  (combined medical and pharmacy rates) for 2011 of 8.2% after plan changes. At the same time, the potential financial  impact of health care