April 06, 2015
The True Culprits Behind Rising Generic Drug Costs
For years, health plans – like CDPHP – have encouraged members to request generic drugs as a way to save money. Generics, which are chemically identical to their brand-name counterparts, are created after a drug patent expires. They can often be sold at a fraction of the price because the manufacturer doesn’t assume the cost…
February 28, 2015
Making the Most of Your High-Deductible Health Plan
After years of historically slow growth, new figures show that health care spending jumped five percent last year, the largest increase since 2008. The rising cost of care has employers and individuals alike looking at creative ways to control spending. One of the most popular trends is high-deductible plans.
January 31, 2015
Health Literacy: Defining Health Insurance Terms
Confused by health care? You’re not alone. Studies have shown that more than half of all Americans don’t understand basic health care information, and it could affect their ability to make informed decisions about their care and coverage options.
January 26, 2015
Price Transparency in Health Care
When you walk into a store, do you purchase the first item you see that meets your needs? Probably not. Depending on what kind of consumer you are, maybe you go from store to store, look for online deals, wait for sales, or comparison shop to get the best value for the lowest price.
November 06, 2014
A Small Business Owner’s Guide to Health Care Reform
Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, but they are bearing the brunt of some tough regulations, thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). I’d like to use this opportunity to offer some tips on how small business owners can get the biggest bang for their health care bucks.
September 04, 2014
It Pays to Keep Employees Healthy
It’s no secret that healthy employees are productive employees. In the first quarter of 2014, health care spending jumped 10 percent, which is the biggest quarterly increase since the 1980s. Some experts say that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the reason, even though it was designed to reduce health care spending.