Despite the U.S. spending roughly a fourth of GDP on healthcare, the wellness of Americans is still lagging. With 80% of an individual’s health being driven by outside factors of traditional healthcare, benefits leaders are narrowing in on Social Determinants of Health to change the trajectory of the health of their populations.
Low Back Pain Is Affecting Your Employee Population—Here’s What We Know
A recent journal article in the National Institutes of Health identified low back pain as the leading cause of disability in U.S. adults, and a common reason for missing work. One of our clients wanted to look at the impact low back pain was having on their population.
How Artemis Is Using Risk Assessments to Influence Benefits Strategy
With mountains of data coming from all directions, it’s hard for a benefits manager to get a clear picture of their population’s health. Risk scores are one of the ways they bring this picture into focus, and Artemis Health makes it easy. Today we’ll look at how one Artemis customer is using risk scores to assess their population and inform their benefits strategy.
Flu Shots and Remedies Employers Need for the Season
The National Institute of Health says that vaccines are the first line of defense against the flu. For most Americans, the flu shot is covered 100% by their insurance, whether it’s a government or private payer. Let's take a look at what happens if you do get the flu compared to whether you get the vaccine.
Are You Finding Thanksgiving Hazards in Your Claims Data?
Due to the large volume of home cooking that we’ll do this week, the National Fire Protection Association reports that Thanksgiving Day is the peak day in the U.S. for house fires. We wanted to find out if Thanksgiving celebrations mean more injuries and more medical claims for our customers. Let’s take a look.
What Does the New Tax Proposal Mean for Employee Benefits?
The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” has hit debate in Congress. But what in these bills could affect tax breaks and benefits policies? Let’s take a look.