Feb 24, 2021 | Commentary
Maybe you’ve heard this story before, but probably never as it relates to employee benefits.
During World War II, planes would come back from battle riddled with bullet holes. The Allies did an analysis and determined which areas of the returning aircraft were most commonly hit by enemy fire. In doing so, they hoped to reduce the number of planes shot down by adding additional armor plating to those frequently damaged sections. (more…)
Feb 24, 2021 | Actuarial Perspective, by Eric Sepanski, Commentary
Can you imagine car shopping without knowing prices? While the very idea may seem absurd, medical consumers in the U.S. ― particularly those covered under high deductible health plans ― have been doing it for decades. New price transparency rules appear poised to change that, but will consumers and health plans realize any savings? (more…)
Feb 24, 2021 | Commentary, COVID-19 Updates
As the vaccine rollout progresses through the early part of 2021, the broader employer response appears to be a bit more measured than some anticipated just a few short weeks ago.
While the path forward is looking a bit more clear, some employers are still struggling to determine an appropriate level of involvement in the vaccination process. (more…)