In a final rule, federal agencies detail new requirements for employer-sponsored health plans to post estimates of enrollees’ out-of-pocket costs for services from different health care providers.
Interactive software and “bots”—short for Internet robots—are just starting to transform HR generally, and the management of compensation and benefits specifically. Two experts on HR tech share their insights on what’s ahead.
One way to discern the best-quality health and wellness apps is to take advantage of “digital formularies” overseen by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), which can evaluate apps, negotiate prices with vendors, and discuss products that are appropriate for a specific workforce, as they do with prescription drugs.
To help communicate about health care benefits, the marketplace offers an array of benefits selection and enrollment platforms and consultants who can engage directly with employees. Here are tips for choosing appropriate tools and resources.