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Published on October 27, 2017 in Health and Dental

Pharmacy Cost Management: What's Being Done to Control Costs

The cost of healthcare in America continues to increase each year, and the price of pharmaceuticals along with it. So, what kinds of strategies are in place to improve costs for insured individuals and families and to reduce costs for the employer? Read More

Published on September 5, 2017 in Health and Dental

Wellness Programs Can Improve Organizational and Employee Wellbeing

Wellness programs have become an important component of employee education and healthcare benefits among for-profit and nonprofit organizations nationwide. The reason is clear: improving the wellbeing of an organization and its employees is a win-win proposition. Read More

Published on March 15, 2017 in Health and Dental

Controlling Costs in a Changing Health Care Landscape

Health care spending in Massachusetts continues to rise, faster than the state’s rate of inflation. Read More

Published on August 29, 2016 in Health and Dental

Substitute teachers and health insurance: Who is eligible and when?

Which substitute teachers are eligible for health insurance, and when are they eligible? It seems like it should be a straightforward query, but the answer, and statutory background, is complex. Read More

Published on October 29, 2015 in Health and Dental

Connecting with nature promotes workplace wellness

With the inevitable cold temperatures and snow around the corner, this is an ideal time to make the most of the available sunlight and fresh air and to plan for when it becomes a bit more difficult to venture out. Read More

Published on July 30, 2015 in Health and Dental

Strategies for combatting rising drug costs

If you’ve noticed your pharmacy bills creeping up, you’re not the only one. A recent report from prescription management company Express Scripts shows that prescription drug spending in the United States rose by 13 percent in 2014 – the largest annual increase in more than 10 years. And these increases don’t just affect patients, they affect payers and providers as well. Read More

Published on June 10, 2015 in Health and Dental

ACA affects workers’ compensation in 3 areas

Opinions still differ regarding the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect health care costs and delivery in the long term, but most agree that the landscape is evolving rapidly. Read More