TY - JOUR. T1 - Protecting and Promoting Mental Health of Nurses in the Hospital Setting: Is It Cost-Effective from An EmployerS Perspective?. AU - Noben, C.. AU - evers, s.. AU - Nieuwenhuijsen, K.. AU - Ketelaar, S.. AU - Gartner, F.. AU - Sluiter, J.. AU - Smit, H.F.E.. PY - 2015. Y1 - 2015. U2 - 10.13075/ijomeh.1896.00465. DO - 10.13075/ijomeh.1896.00465. M3 - Article. VL - 28. SP - 891. EP - 900. JO - International journal of occupational medicine and environmental health. JF - International journal of occupational medicine and environmental health. SN - 1232-1087. IS - 5. ER - ...
The most widely used measure of employer health care costs, the health insurance component of the Employment Cost Index, indicates that cost growth has decelerated since 1989. In recent years employer expenditures per hour worked have even declined in nominal dollars. This paper analyzes the components of changes in employers health care costs over the 1992-94 and 1987-93 periods. We find that employer costs have decreased primarily as a result of a steady decrease in the fraction of workers with coverage and a large decrease in the rate of growth of insurance premiums. We conclude that the shift to managed care does not appear to be directly responsible for significant cost savings because managed care premiums are almost as high as those for fee-for-service plans, on average. Finally, we note that there is a significant need for improved data collection in this area. ...
Encouraging and maintaining a healthy workforce have become key components in the challege to reduce health care expenditures and health-related productivity losses. As companies more fully realize the impact of healthy workers on the financial health of their organization, health promotion professionals seek support to design and implement interventions that generate improvements in workers health and business performance.
$17,545; that is the average cost of employer health coverage for the year 2015. This is according to a new survey conducted by Kaiser Family Foundation in
Supporting people with episodic health conditions can be challenging from organizational perspectives. The challenges stem from the need to provide accommodation and support while respecting workers right to privacy, and to respond to unpredictable periods of disability while ensuring work units meet productivity demands.
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Abstract: Objective: Although research has been conducted on how nurse staffing levels affect outcomes, there has been little investigation into how the health-related productivity of nurses is related to quality of care. Two major causes of worker presenteeism (reduced on-the-job productivity as a result of health problems) are musculoskeletal pain and mental health issues, particularly depression. This study sought to investigate the extent to which musculoskeletal pain or depression (or both) in RNs affects their work productivity and self-reported quality of care and considered the associated costs.Methods: Using a cross-sectional survey design, a random sample of 2,500 hospital-employed RNs licensed in North Carolina were surveyed using a survey instrument sent by postal mail. Specific measures included questions on individual and workplace characteristics, self-reported quality of care, and patient safety; a numeric pain rating scale, a depression tool (the Patient Health Questionnaire), ...
By Michelle Andrews January 18, 2017 If you think that because you get health insurance through your job at a big company, you wont be affected if Republicans overhaul Obamacare, think again. Several of the laws provisions apply to plans offered by large employers too (with some exceptions for plans that were in place before the law passed…
An automatic enrollment strategy for health insurance programs may not only increase the total number of enrollees but may also decrease some enrollment disparities.
A lot more than you might think.. Does your health plan really need to insist on a doctors note for every illness? This distracts doctors from their real work.. Are insurer forms for prior authorization of drugs and long-term disability benefits too onerous and time consuming? Insurers and plan administrators can help to reduce or streamline requirements from doctors.. What about nurse practitioners and pharmacists? These are both highly trained professional who can assist with minor illnesses. Should your benefit plan have a provision to cover costs for professional advice?. What about technology? Virtual doctors are relatively new in Canada, but they can definitely step in to meet the needs of some patients. The virtual professionals are doctors and nurses who work according to the same requirements as doctors and nurses in bricks and mortar practices. Sure, they cant diagnose or treat every illness, but they can assist with the myriad of minor illnesses that family practitioners see every ...
Employers want their employees to be responsible for their healthand they want it so badly that the number of companies using financial incentives and penalties for participation in health programs is rapidly on the rise according to a survey of companies by Towers Watson.
Most employees and applicants will be required to take a drug test at least once during their careers. From the employers perspective, (illegal) drug use results in a higher level of absenteeism and decreased productivity, among other adverse factors. Additionally, many employers implement drug screening procedures before hiring (and sometimes after hiring) to protect themselves from liability for their workers actions. And while many workers believe that drug testing violates their right to privacy, employers often have the protection of the law, as long as they comply with state and federal regulations and apply the policy equally. This article deals with the legality of drug testing, both before and after hiring.. Drug Testing Before Hiring. With a few exceptions, private employers may require new hires to take a drug test for the first time as a condition of employment. Applicants have the right to refuse the test, but such refusal usually implies the job offers rejection. Unlike ...
Optums flexible stop loss insurance helps employers avoid cash flow issues due to catastrophic claims and structure benefits to prevent any gaps in coverage.
Alright, so most of us understand how well social networking functions from a company perspective. If youre reading this guide, it is likely that you understand what the hell is Twitter, Facebook & Instagram are. If you do not, go over to these sites and devote a couple of hours becoming up to pace.. So, how can those sites relate to fitnesscenter? Well, besides using a couple of individuals TALK about fitness, then they truly dont. You first have to see that social networking is all about being SOCIAL and being translucent, so if you are not eager to try it, you may too abandon this tiny technique . If however youre inclined to check it out, Im sure your achievement will sky rocket. For people who know me personally, know that Im CONSTANTLY searching for ways to enhance the odds of succeeding in the region of fitness.. ...
Jason Furman PhD, and M. Fiedler, PhD, from the Council of Economic Advisors, write in The Cadillac Tax - A Crucial Tool for Delivery-System Reform, that the Cadillac Tax - a 40% tax to be levied in 2000 on employer health plan costs in excess of $29,100 for family coverage and $10,700 for individual coverage is a good thing because it will drive employers to make their health plans more efficient. Presumably the tax will drive workers towards more efficient providers. The two authors say the Cadillac tax will save $95 billion by 2015 and $500 billion by 2036. Such a statement requires a belief in the federal tooth and truth fairy, which does not have history of saving money. In 1965, the government promised Medicare and Medicaid costs would not exceed $9 billion by 1990. The actual 1990 cost was $67 billion - 7.44 times the original projections In 2016 CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) will cost over $1 trillion, 15 times the 1990 figure. So much for government promises and projections ...
September 6, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Employer health care costs are set to increase at double-digit rates, according to a new survey of health insurers, HMOs and third-party administrators by Buck Consultants.
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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) not only has been augmenting the scope of issues it adjudicates in recent years, it also has been expanding its remedial powers. One example
A research project by Cranfield School of Management will seek to determine to what extent so-called flexible furlough during the coronavirus pandemic has increased employer openness to part-time working.
Immigration battles arent being fought only at the border. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is making good on promises to step up surprise raids and inspections of worksites suspected of harboring workers who lack authorization to work in the U.S.
Most organizations concentrate a lot of effort on initiatives that support parents in the workplace, but theres another important family consideration thats creeping up on employers. For the first time ever, there are now more people in Canada age 65 and…. ...
In a new issue brief examining the 2017 San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Ordinance, Julia M. Goodman, William H. Dow and Holly Elser find little evidence that implementing new paid family leave policies or expanding existing policies negatively affects employers.
Global Turnstiles Access Control Systems Market - A report by Fact.MR. Fact.MR, in its latest business intelligence study, depicts the nuts and bolts of the global Turnstiles Access Control Systems market. The Turnstiles Access Control Systems report presents detailed information regarding the drivers, restraints, opportunities and trends affecting market growth. Each segment alongwith its sub-segment is analyzed in terms of value and volume. Further, the Turnstiles Access Control Systems report elaborates the market behavior of each vendor operating in the Turnstiles Access Control Systems market.. The Turnstiles Access Control Systems report considers the following years to present the overall market growth:. ...
Highlights findings from an annual survey on the states employer-sponsored health benefits, including trends in coverage offer rates, coverage rates, premiums, employee contributions, co-payments, deductibles, cost-sharing, and choice of health plans.
The purpose of this study was to determine the cost of overweight and obesity with regard to CV events. To accomplish this, three different data sources were used to acquire the most appropriate inputs needed to conduct such an analysis at a national level. The decision tree cost analysis showed that patients with higher BMI values have higher costs, in terms of CV events, than patients with lower BMI values from the perspective of employer health plans using observational data. One of the strengths of this study is that it is the first to report costs of BMI groups with regard to CV events when considering specific combinations of RFs. The decision tree model could be used by employer health plans to see the 1-year costs of specific subgroups within the model (e.g., average cost of males with a BMI ≥35 and all 3 RF) to allow more targeted interventions for high-cost groups.. In the current analysis, the number of RF increased as BMI increased and the percentage of CV events increased as the ...
The start of the open enrollment period for non-group insurance in 2018 is less than one month away, and the majority of individuals who are targets for enrollment - those who currently purchase their own insurance and those who are uninsured - are unaware of the key dates of the next open enrollment period. This report, focusing on enrollees in the non-group market, compares the experiences of individuals who purchase their own insurance through an ACA marketplace with the current health insurance market to those who get their insurance through their employer. Overall, the experiences of marketplace enrollees are more similar than different than those with employer coverage when it comes to costs and choices. However, marketplace enrollees are more likely to express worry about their future ability to afford insurance and health care services. ...
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Since you waived coverage when first eligible, you would have to wait for the next open enrollment to enroll in the plan. Open enrollment is usually during the last quarter of the calendar year...
Even the fields of persistent disease, mental health, harm, occupational health, and noncommunicable ailments can benefit from a One Health method involving collaboration across disciplines and sectors. The National Healthcare Group is a leader in public healthcare in Singapore, recognised at home and abroad for the standard of its medical experience and facilities. Care is offered via an built-in community of six main care polyclinics, acute care and tertiary hospitals, nationwide specialty centres and business divisions. Together NHG convey a rich legacy of medical expertise to their philosophy of integrated affected person-centred care.. Join our new marketing campaign to assist NHS and social care providers spot whats working and what might be higher in terms of support. With providers working to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic, peoples views have by no means been extra essential. Each month, we function choose National Health Observances that align with our priorities for improving ...
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New study led by researchers at Duke finds those who use HCC for primary care less likely to need ER visits or hospitalizations than those who do not.
This program explains oral chemotherapy. The program includes the following sections: what is the anatomy of cancer cells, how does chemotherapy work, how is oral chemotherapy taken, what are the side effects of oral chemotherapy, what are the effects of oral chemotherapy on the skin and nails, what are the effects of oral chemotherapy on fertility and sexuality and what are the other possible side effects of oral chemotherapy.
WINOOSKI, Vt., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Amid a very uncertain economic climate that has other healthcare providers cutting back, Marathon Health continues to grow and expand, demonstrating its leadership in the workplace healthcare category. In the last six months, the company has signed new clients, including Tyson Foods and Wyndham Destinations, announced plans to expand to new regions across the U.S. adding over 150 new hires, and completed a merger with OurHealth (led by General Atlantic). In addition, Marathon Health has unveiled a new logo and brand identity to usher in this new chapter in its evolution.. Todays large employers increasingly view investments in health and wellbeing as an integral part of their workforce strategy. According to the 2020 Large Employers Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey, 45 percent of respondents see a strong connection between employee health and wellbeing and overall business performance (up from 36 percent in 2019). Onsite and near-site ...
This afternoon, I landed in San Diego to attend this years Honeywell CONNECT conference. Below youll find an overview of educational sessions Ive attended and key themes and technologies highlighted throughout the conference. Be sure to check back as Ill be updating it for each day of the event.. Saturday, Nov. 11. In CONNECT 2017s third general session, Michael Flink, president of Honeywell Security and Fire who flew in the previous night to address the events attendees, talked about the companys perspective and approach. He talked about how new entrants to the security industry from Silicon Valley have the model of putting out a product to learn from customers and improve on it.. This is the process that Honeywell is taking with its new DIY security system; using a crowdfunding site to get a product in the hands of interested consumers to learn from them and improve it.. Additionally, Flink said that the company is looking to invest significantly in research and development in the near ...
This afternoon, I landed in San Diego to attend this years Honeywell CONNECT conference. Below youll find an overview of educational sessions Ive attended and key themes and technologies highlighted throughout the conference. Be sure to check back as Ill be updating it for each day of the event.. Saturday, Nov. 11. In CONNECT 2017s third general session, Michael Flink, president of Honeywell Security and Fire who flew in the previous night to address the events attendees, talked about the companys perspective and approach. He talked about how new entrants to the security industry from Silicon Valley have the model of putting out a product to learn from customers and improve on it.. This is the process that Honeywell is taking with its new DIY security system; using a crowdfunding site to get a product in the hands of interested consumers to learn from them and improve it.. Additionally, Flink said that the company is looking to invest significantly in research and development in the near ...
From an oil companys perspective, the choice of a tyre compound is crucial.. They want to know how it will perform when it is being used in a specific type of road.. For a tyre, the most important question is what is the compounds performance under certain conditions.. The answer to that question can be found in a tyres tyre profile, which is basically the way in which the tyre interacts with the road surface.. This profile determines the tyres ability to cope with the different types of road surfaces, including wet, wet-medium and wet-dry conditions.. To do this, a tyre test engineer examines the tyre in various situations and measures the tyre properties.. Then the tyre test company can tweak the compound to meet its specific requirements.. For example, a compound that will perform well in wet conditions will likely be used in wet-high conditions, where the tyre will need a lower compression ratio.. In the case of tyre oil, this is a problem because it can easily degrade if it is exposed ...
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Under an individual mandate to purchase health insurance, individuals would be required by law to obtain health insurance coverage. A mandate of this kind would be precedent setting (Tanner, 2006). As noted by CBO in 1994,
UBS released its 2018 Large Employer Health Benefits Survey and the results are encouraging. Premium equivalents for this largely self-insured study group are expected to rise 6.1% on average from 2017. Interestingly, the shift to high-deductible plans and the increase in non-premium cost-sharing are expected to stabilize. Makes sense - the economy is improving and employees are… [Read More]. ...
In June, we looked at PWCs predictions about the costs of healthcare in 2021. For further information, we examine the results of the 2021 Large Employers Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey.…. Read more ...
The title of Ezra Kleins post is An interview with Mark Pauly, father of the individual mandate. You should read the interview to find out why (if you dont know). Heres a portion: Was the constitutionality of the provision a question, either in your deliberations or after it was released? I dont remember that
What else should employers keep in mind?. Effective health coaching doesnt happen by accident. It should follow a process much like this:. 1) Health coach meets with client to define their personal wellness vision.. 2) Health coach and client explore strengths and past successes as well as anticipated challenges and barriers.. 3) Health coach and client determine health goals.. 4) Health coach and client co-create solutions and a customized plan to get there.. 5) Health coach checks in frequently to help client stay motivated and accountable.. 6) Health coach celebrates with client when goal is accomplished.. Health coaching is a highly effective tool for changing the behaviors that lead to the chronic diseases that significantly increase employer health care costs. Thats why its so important to choose the right health coaching program for your employees.. Are there any secrets to getting employees to use a health coach?. There is a new strategy out there that is having a big impact on health ...
We compared the impacts on total costs, health, and satisfaction among 615 adults enrolled 2 years in an employers health home benefit plan to their baseline year in a standard preferred provider organization plan. The new plan combined strong conti
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced updates to model notices that employers, who offer single employer health plans under federal guidelines and have twenty or more employees, must provide to their employees who receive health care benefits. These include a notice provided at the start of employment and a notice at the end of employment, informing employees of their eligibility to continue and later purchase, health insurance coverage through the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA).. Both COBRA notices were updated to include language informing employees that if they are eligible for COBRA benefits, they may choose instead to purchase coverage through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace offered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Separated employees may be offered more affordable health care coverage options, and be eligible for financial assistance, by choosing coverage through the Marketplace to provide similar special enrollment periods for COBRA ...
Employer health insurance isnt what it used to be. People who used to get a full-time job or take on a career with a company would be offered a benefits package, which included health coverage that was better than any individual plan that you could buy for the same price. However, since the recent economic situation has changed things, companies are finding less incentive to offer benefits because of the rising costs of private healthcare services. Therefore, some people are left with insurance that is less than useful and many have no employer-sponsored coverage at all. Fortunately, there are options.. ...
AN ACT CONCERNING INSURANCE DATA REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, SMALL EMPLOYER HEALTH PLAN AVAILABILITY, AND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO MAKE FINAL UTILIZATION REVIEW DETERMINATIONS.
Bruce Sherman, MD, FCCP, FACOEM, is the medical director for Population Health Management for the RightOpt private exchange offering for Buck Consultants, A Xerox Company, and he is the consulting medical director for Employers Health Coalition, Inc. Previously he served as consulting corporate medical director for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Whirlpool Corporation, and The Goodyear Tire ...
Consumer-driven health care plan providers. // Business Insurance;12/21/2009, Vol. 43 Issue 46, p21 A table is presented that shows the ranking of consumer-driven health care plan providers in the U.S., based on the number of total covered lives at employer clients in 2008, including UnitedHealth Group Inc., Aetna Inc. and CIGNA HealthCare. ...
Three Congressional Republicans, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), and Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on February 5 released a narrative of their ideas for an alternative to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). … More. ...
Its the single most contentious element of President Barack Obamas health care law: the requirement that nearly everyone have insurance or face a financial hit.
As employers make their approach to health benefits an integral part of their overall workforce strategy, many are turning to emerging options such as advanced primary care to meet their employees needs, a new survey shows.
One of your top workers, Emily Employee, comes to you distraught: She can no longer take Carla Co-Worker's harassing comments about Emily's religion…
Munkman is the leading authority and the most comprehensive and analytical text in its field. It is the ideal companion to Redgraves Health and Safety.. Now in its 17th edition, Munkman has been brought fully up-to-date and takes into account such recent changes as the emerging areas of personal injury and stress, introducing new chapters on Assaults at Work and Occupational Cancer.. ...
He argues not that health care is a human right but that covering everyone with a government plan and decoupling health care coverage from the workplace would b
While oral chemotherapy may be a convenient way to receive your cancer treatment, there is a lot you need to know about the procedure.
Downloadable! This paper considers the estimation of the employer-size wage e?ect using a panel of employer-employee matched data. We test for the possibility of different returns to observable human capital variables as well as examine the role played by unmeasured skills in driving the allocation of workers across firms of di?erent sizes. Our results show that some of the observed skills; namely, education, age, and tenure have high returns in large firms, while the opposite is true for high skilled occupations and for the gender gap. On the other hand, the price of non-observed skills is reduced as firm size increases. This finding is consistent with explanations based on the premise that large employers have more difficulty monitoring workers, which therefore leads them to monitor less closely.
You may ask, where will they go? Well, here is an unpleasant aspect, but one that is inherent in the employer-based insurance system we have in the US. As a colleague has said to me, If I invite bad risk, it comes from somewhere. If I encourage it to leave, it goes somewhere. This is a zero sum game. Specifically, a working couple will sit around the kitchen table comparing the health plans offered by their respective two employers. They will transfer coverage to whichever spouses firm offers the larger subsidy for their high-risk plan. That company will find itself shifted to a higher cost curve and will find itself moving up that cost curve at a rate greater than the average trend. The company that has systematically acted to reduce untoward subsidies will find itself shifted to a lower cost curve and will find itself moving more gradually up that cost curve. Simple mathematics drives this result. Firms have to understand that their strategic interest is at variance with that of the ...
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) place various duties on employers to protect employees from risks related to exposure to asbestos and make
As the CRP data includes self-identified profession and employer data, we edited the automated match list by hand by first looking for a match between CRP employer or profession and the name of the dealership in the dealership dataset. We also cross checked full name entries-- in cases where small details like middle initial disagreed but the two datasets agreed on employer as a dealership we preserved the record. If no clear match was found with employer / profession we then looked to other connections- for instance common CRP donor codes with other records where the donor listed a known dealer as employer / profession. Some professions caused us automatically to look for other evidence (self-employed, business owner, etc) which often led us to find donors we might have otherwise passed by ...
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The White House Office of Management and Budget plans to halt the implementation of a revised EEO-1 form that would have required large employers to report W-2 wage information by race, ethnicity and sex.