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How Are Employers Adjusting Health Benefit Strategies Amid the Pandemic?

September 30, 2020

Amid disruption precipitated by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a survey by the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions shows employers are maintaining or accelerating their health benefit strategies for 2021 and 2022.

Is a Mental Health Crisis Emerging in the US Workforce?

August 11, 2020

By increasing access and awareness of mental health services, employers can assist in addressing concerns precipitated by pandemic and racial injustice to curb potentially severe and persistent mental illness, said Joe Grasso, PhD, clinical director of partnerships at Lyra Health.

Town Hall Webinar Series Shows How Employers Are Addressing Mental Health and Well-Being During COVID-19

April 08, 2020

As part of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions Employer Town Hall series on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), speakers discussed how employers are helping employees and their families to maintain mental health and wellness, with additional input on those managing existing mental health conditions.

Aligning Employer, Patient Needs: How Integrating Patient-Centered Care Can Promote Greater Value From Healthcare Spending

March 18, 2020

In a webinar moderated by Thomas Parry, PhD, president of the Integrated Benefits Institute, an employer panel discussed value, application, and barriers to strategies involving the integration of employee needs and interests into benefit programs.

Dr Bruce Sherman: Disproportionate Effects of Co-pay Accumulator Programs Across Populations

March 10, 2020

Co-pay accumulator adjustment programs can have different effects for individuals with varying health plan types or income levels, explained Bruce Sherman, MD, chief medical officer of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions.

Dr Bruce Sherman Describes Ways Employers Can Tweak Co-pay Accumulator Programs to Help Patients

February 19, 2020

According to Bruce Sherman, MD, chief medical officer of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, there are several ways that employers can alleviate the impacts of co-pay accumulator adjustment programs on their employees, including by increasing awareness of the programs, expanding preventive drug lists, subsidizing benefits for low-income workers, and considering the true financial impact of these programs.

Dr Bruce Sherman Discusses Unintended Consequences of Co-pay Accumulator Programs

February 06, 2020

While co-pay accumulator programs may appear to save employers money, they may lead to medication nonadherence if a prescription becomes too expensive for a patient to fill, which could potentially result in higher expenditures, cautioned Bruce Sherman, MD, chief medical officer of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions.

Dr Bruce Sherman Describes the Purpose and Mechanisms of Co-pay Accumulator Adjustment Programs

January 29, 2020

Co-pay accumulator adjustment programs are meant to ensure that individuals are responsible for the full amount of their insurance deductible, which should help promote healthcare consumerism, according to Bruce Sherman, MD, chief medical officer of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions.

Dr Bruce Sherman: Adding Nuance Can Make Value-Based Insurance Design More Impactful for Employers

January 13, 2020

Making benefit design more nuanced through the inclusion of employee variables could help increase the impact of value-based insurance design for employers, said Bruce Sherman, MD, chief medical officer of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions.