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.
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.
We provide employer health services such as drug testing, DOT & pre employment physicals for employers in Burlington, Woburn, Wilmington, & Reading, MA.
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