In 2020, HR leaders have navigated coverage for a brand new disease, helped workers transition to remote work, and pioneered new policies. Now more than ever, benefits data is an essential tool in the tool belts of benefits professionals.
What Are Misdiagnoses Costing Employees and Employers?
Have you ever been prescribed antibiotics for something that may have just been a viral cold? This is a very common example of a potential misdiagnosis. While a cold is small beans, misdiagnoses on a larger scale is very costly for patients, employers, providers and insurers.
How Avocado Toast is Affecting your Benefits Spend
Doctor's are noticing a trend called “Avocado Hand” - injuries sustained while trying to open an avocado. Most avocado-related injuries are superficial and require stitches, but Artemis Health wondered what avocado toast is costing patients and employers.
Is Uncompensated Care Driving Costs for Employers?
Large, white collar employers are likely to provide insurance benefits as a means of attracting valuable employees and retaining this talent. But it’s often argued that employers are also indirectly paying the bill for those who do not have health insurance through a market factor known as “uncompensated care.”
13 Reasons Why You Need a Mental Health Benefits Strategy
Mental health is a hot topic for employers now, and many are struggling to find the right means to help employees get access to quality care. Since May is Mental Health Month, let’s explore 13 reasons why employers should make this a priority in their benefits strategy.
How to Spend Wisely: Specialty Medications
Approximately 77% of employers spend 16% or more of their total healthcare budget on pharmacy benefits for their employees. Let's dive into one of the most expensive types of drugs - specialty medications.
Can Employer-Provider Partnerships Work to Reduce Costs and Improve Care?
It seems like just about everyone has an idea for reducing the cost of healthcare in the U.S. - hospital groups, advocacy organizations, tech startups like Artemis Health, and employers large and small. One such idea that’s gaining traction? Directly negotiating in-network services between health systems and employers, also known as “employer-provider partnerships.”