Bullet Holes & Benefits: Measuring What Matters

Bullet Holes & Benefits: Measuring What Matters

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…)

We Have a Vaccine. Now What?

We Have a Vaccine. Now What?

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…)

Apples to Apples: Comparing the Vaccines

Apples to Apples: Comparing the Vaccines

After nearly a year of facing the challenging mystery of the COVID-19 pandemic, it appears relief is on the horizon. On December 11 and 18, the FDA granted emergency use authorization to the two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. (more…)

Is COVID-19 Worse than a Root Canal?

Is COVID-19 Worse than a Root Canal?

COVID-19 had a dramatic impact on work and life. Health care changed dramatically too, with huge drops in emergency room use and an immediate shift to telehealth. But how about dental care? Did it get lost in the “work from home” shuffle? The pandemic’s impact may have actually been bigger on dental than on medical care and prescription drugs. (more…)