Leadership Perspectives

  • This is a year like no other. The cost reports reflected in the new Kaiser 2020 Employer Health Benefits Survey are largely reflective of the environment prior to the pandemic. The self-insured costs represent COBRA premiums that were set last year and the plan designs all existed before COVID-19 hit. The premiums reported continue to outpace inflation ...

  • Faced with record disruption in healthcare services and the economic downturn caused by the pandemic, employers are maintaining or accelerating their health benefit strategies in 2020 and 2021, according to the most-recent National Alliance Pulse of the Purchaser survey. When asked about their impression of health reforms related to their organization’s ...