Monthly Archives: September 2014

Using Health Spending Accounts


How Do Health Spending Accounts Work? Plan members can be reimbursed from their Health Spending Accounts for deductibles, coinsurance amounts, or amounts in excess of plan maximums that would otherwise be paid out-of-pocket. Funds in a Health Spending Account can also be used to pay for items not covered under an employee’s health or dental plan [...]

Using Health Spending Accounts2018-04-17T15:55:13+00:00

The health is wealth approach


Top 4 findings (from the Manulife/Ipsos Reid Health & Wealth Wellness Study - 2014) Based on the theory that health is wealth, Manulife Financial conducted research with Ipsos Reid to help their clients connect the dots between workplace productivity, health and financial wellness.  Below, they summarized the research into a few key findings: 1. Financially [...]

The health is wealth approach2018-04-17T15:55:13+00:00

Express Script 2013 Drug Trend Report Summary


The Express Script report is 86 pages and although it makes for great reading, the skinny essentials were noted on the 1st couple of pages of the report (excerpted below): Executive Summary / Trends and a Glance According to the Express Script report, prescription drugs play an important and increasingly essential role in reducing the impact [...]

Express Script 2013 Drug Trend Report Summary2018-04-17T15:55:13+00:00