National Alliance in the News

2021 News

June 7, 2021

Value-based benefit plan design can deliver better outcomes, if we can get there
BenefitsPRO

June 7, 2021

Big business wants to take on D.C.'s hospital lobby
Modern Healthcare

June 2, 2021

When Your Job Harms Your Mental Health
The New York Times

June 2, 2021

SAP tells employees to choose their post-COVID work plans
Employee Benefit News

May 27, 2021

Returning to work doesn’t have to be stressful. Here’s how employers can help
Employee Benefit News

May 26, 2021

Employees don't want more money, they want less stress
Employee Benefit News

May 25, 2021

How return-to-workplace worries are affecting employee mental health
Human Resource Executive

May 20, 2021

Employee mental health plummets with return to work plans on the horizon
Employee Benefit News

May 14, 2021

10 big lessons from HRE’s Health & Benefits Leadership Conference
Human Resource Executive

May 12, 2021

Walmart, an employer of 1.5 million in the U.S., is offering 10 counseling sessions to employees and their families
EHS Today

May 12, 2021

Why improving workplace mental health must be a strategic imperative
Human Resource Executive

May 11, 2021

Employer groups urge hospitals, ASCs to participate in Leapfrog safety surveys
Fierce Healthcare

May 6, 2021

New Jersey hospitals generally fare well in ranking of states
The Center Square

May 6, 2021

5 reasons to attend the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference
Human Resource Executive

May 4, 2021

Employers nationwide urging ASCs to complete Leapfrog survey
Becker's ASC Review

April 25, 2021

Spotlighting Physician, Purchaser Collaboration to Improve Care Delivery and Quality
American Journal of Managed Care

April 21, 2021

Gen X workers experiencing worrisome mental health declines
Human Resource Executive

April 19, 2021

Age is a factor impacting employee mental health
Employee Benefit News

April 16, 2021

Still weighing vaccine incentives? Here’s what 12 employers have done
Human Resource Executive

April 16, 2021

The Pandemic Has Affected Your Employees' Long-Term Mental Health. Here's What You Need to Know
Inc.

April 12, 2021

Employer Strategies For Responding to the Mental Health Crisis
HealthPayerIntelligence

April 12, 2021

7 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress
Workers Compensation

April 9, 2021

7 Simple ways to relieve stress
Sedgwick

April 9, 2021

Healthcare reform sees growing support from employers
Employee Benefit News

April 8, 2021

Most employers expect return to normal by second or third quarter
BenefitsPRO

April 5, 2021

As Worksites Reopen, Offices May Operate Differently than Before the Pandemic
SHRM

April 4, 2021

Employers expect stabilized business environment starting in Q2
Healthcare Purchasing News

April 2, 2021

National Alliance Purchaser Survey Highlights Transition to Stabilized Business, Value-Based Care
American Journal of Managed Care

April 1, 2021

Employers Have Healthcare Pricing on the Brain
HealthLeaders

March 31, 2021

Large employers are eyeing on-site COVID-19 vaccines, survey shows
FierceHealthcare

March 31, 2021

One-third of small businesses say health insurance is a top concern during COVID-19: survey
Healthcare Dive

March 30, 2021

Biden confronts a Covid surge
POLITICO

March 29, 2021

The 16 most popular employee perks
Employee Benefit News

March 23, 2021

'Now is not the time' for employers to back off mental health focus
Human Resource Executive

March 18, 2021

Mental Health Concerns Improve One Year into Pandemic -- Occupational Health & Safety
Occupational Health & Safety

March 14, 2021

How Employers Can Support Their Employees
Arkansas Business

March 11, 2021

How Companies Can Support Employee Mental Health
Thrive Global

March 8, 2021

Employers pivotal to vaccine acceptance and getting back to business
BenefitsPRO

March 8, 2021

The way that companies address employee stress now is going to be key to a successful 2021
Anchorage Daily News

March 2, 2021

Top 5 components of a workplace mental health strategy
Search HR Software

February 23, 2021

How well are HR’s strategies helping mental health?
Human Resource Executive

February 22, 2021

Landmark settlement in Sutter Health antitrust case creates opportunity for billing reform
BenefitsPRO

February 21, 2021

Employee mental health is improving but benefits are still needed
Employee Benefit News

February 19, 2021

Future Of Work: How Companies Can Continue Supporting Employee Mental Health
Forbes

February 18, 2021

Time for a workforce mental health checkup
Employee Benefit News

February 17, 2021

A quarter of employees are planning to quit post-COVID
Employee Benefit News

February 16, 2021

Employers: How Comprehensive is Your Medication Therapy Management Program?
Health IT Answers

February 15, 2021

Prudential teams with NeuroFlow on mental health app
Digital Insurance

February 15, 2021

Prudential teams with NeuroFlow on mental health app
Employee Benefit News

February 15, 2021

Payer Extends COVID-19 Treatment, Telehealth Benefits Through 2021
Health Payer Intelligence

February 7, 2021

Free food and fitness are out as employers rethink their benefits
Employee Benefit Adviser

February 5, 2021 Addressing quality and cost in health care: Employers and providers team up
BenefitsPRO
February 4, 2021 Mental health of U.S. workforce declines sharply as pandemic drags on
BenefitsPRO
February 3, 2021 New Lyra Health partnership aims to expand mental health benefits
Employee Benefit News
February 1, 2021 Employee mental health is plummeting one year into the pandemic
Employee Benefit Adviser
January 28, 2021 More employers planning to encourage COVID-19 vaccines
Human Resource Executive
January 19, 2021 Mental Health In The Workplace: The High Cost Of Depression
Forbes
January 14, 2021 40% Of Workers Ready To Find New Jobs Based On How Companies Are Handling COVID-19
Black Enterprise Magazine
January 13, 2021 4 Ways To Uplift Men In Employee Mental Health Programs
Mental Health America
January 9, 2021 Health benefits brokers will have to disclose what they receive from the insurance industry
Salon
January 7, 2021 Addiction risk on the rise for female employees
Human Resource Executive
January 6, 2021 Haven closes doors three years after announcing goal of 'disrupting healthcare' - News - MM&M
Medical Marketing & Media
January 6, 2021 Lavish Bonus? Luxury Trip? Health Benefits Brokers Will Have to Disclose What They Receive From the Insurance Industry
ProPublica
January 6, 2021

The Escalating Need for Workplace Mental Health Support in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Healthstream

2020 News

December 30, 2020 The Top 5 Biosimilar Developments Of 2020
Biosimilar Development
December 22, 2020 Employee Benefits in a Post-Pandemic World
Corporate Wellness Magazine
December 18, 2020

Women's Risk of Addiction Up 65% According to Mental Health Index
Healthy Family News

December 17, 2020

What Leaders Should Know About Managing Covid-19 Trauma
Chief Executive

December 16, 2020

Here are the major issues facing healthcare in 2021, according to PwC
Healthcare IT News

December 14, 2020

Many employees unwilling, unsure about getting COVID-19 vaccines
Human Resource Executive

December 10, 2020

HR’s next big job: Convincing employees to get COVID vaccines
Human Resource Executive

December 9, 2020

Depression, anxiety on the rise for male employees
Human Resource Executive

December 8, 2020

Ignoring inequitable benefit design is not an option
BenefitsPRO

December 7, 2020

Michael Thompson on Influence of Mental Health, COVID-19 at National Alliance's 2020 Annual Forum
American Journal of Managed Care

December 2. 2020

Nonprofits take steps to reform primary care delivery, payment
Healio

December 2, 2020

Everyone Loses with A Reactive Approach
TalentCulture

December 1, 2020

Report: Ominous Drop in Primary Care Spending Percentage
Healthcare Innovation

November 24, 2020

Headspace's COO Was Just Promoted To CEO After Only 6 Months At the Company. Here's How She Did It
Entrepreneur

November 22, 2020

2020 holidays are looking blue - here's how to help stressed-out employees
Employee Benefit Adviser

November 19, 2020

Employer-Sponsored Health Plans Call for Regulation, Transparency
Health Payer Intelligence

November 16, 2020

Employers need to be proactive to mitigate the devastating impact of shock claims
BenefitsPRO

November 15, 2020

Tele-health offers remedy for America’s anxious workers
Financial Times - News Desk (US)

November 13, 2020

Employers adapting benefits design strategies as COVID-19 drags on
BenefitsPRO

November 12, 2020

Fast-changing cannabis landscape raises numerous questions for employers
BenefitsPRO

November 10, 2020

Healthcare, COVID response to take center stage in Biden-Harris administration
Employee Benefit News

November 10, 2020

Qualcomm and Merrill Steel Honored by the National Alliance for Healthcare Strategy Innovation
BenefitsLink Welfare Plans Newsletter

November 5, 2020

Reactive mental health measures don’t cut it anymore (and they never did)
BenefitsPRO

November 3, 2020

Lyra Health adds Calm app to ease COVID-19 mental health strain
Employee Benefit Adviser

October 30, 2020

Employers and providers need a new dialogue to help fix healthcare
Modern Healthcare

October 30, 2020

The clock is ticking on health care reform
BenefitsPRO

October 29, 2020

Trump doled out billions to drugmakers and hospitals with few strings attached
Los Angeles Times

October 26, 2020

Employers are making mental health strides; Why they shouldn't let up
Human Resource Executive

October 20, 2020

How COVID-19 is shifting benefits among small businesses
BenefitsPRO

October 17, 2020

Assessing Impact of Parkinson Disease Symptoms on Caregivers, Patients Amid COVID-19
American Journal of Managed Care

October 16, 2020

Key Considerations for Permanently Integrating Telehealth Coverage
Health Payer Intelligence

October 13, 2020

More Employers Favor Government Intervention into Health Insurance
MedicareAdvantage.com

September 30, 2020

How Are Employers Adjusting Health Benefit Strategies Amid the Pandemic? 
American Journal of Managed Care

September 30, 2020

Survey Finds Employers Remain Committed to Health Benefits, Focused on New Payment Strategies and Open to Government Reforms 
Tech HR Series

September 29, 2020

How employers can ease the strain of COVID-19 isolation 
Employee Benefit Adviser

September 29, 2020

Employers Remain Optimistic About Health Benefits Despite Higher Projected Costs
PLANSPONSOR

September 29, 2020

Employers Commit to Health Benefits as Pandemic Sows Uncertainty
HealthLeaders

September 29, 2020

Employers' attitudes toward health care reform changing
BenefitsPro

September 29, 2020

Private employers show new interest in expanded Medicare and regulated drug prices 
Los Angeles Times

September 19, 2020

Houston-area hospitals are charging more than twice Medicare rates 
Houston Chronicle

September 18, 2020

According to Total Brain: Employees' Ability to Focus Attention and Complete Tasks Down 31% 
Tech HR Series

September 13, 2020

Michigan's surprise billing legislation attracts national attention
MiBiz.com

September 10, 2020

Employers, make your move: A Q&A with Mike Thompson
BenefitsPro

August 23, 2020

Upsurge In Depression And Suicide Among American Workers During The Pandemic And What Needs To Be Done
Forbes

August 21, 2020

Total Brain: 102% Upsurge in Risk for Depression Among U.S. Workers
Tech HR Series

August 21, 2020

Employers Project Health Plan Costs Will Rise 5.3% for 2021
SHRM

August 21, 2020

Depression risk is soaring for workers; How can HR help?
Human Resource Executive

August 13, 2020

Behavioral health patients spur 57% of commercial healthcare spending
Modern Healthcare

August 11, 2020

Is a Mental Health Crisis Emerging in the US Workforce?
American Journal of Managed Care

August 7, 2020

Physician Trade Groups Developing National Primary Care Model With Prospective Payment System
Open Minds

August 7, 2020

Who Should Pay for Covid-19 Testing in the Workplace?
The Wall Street Journal

August 3, 2020

Consumers want more transparency, trust with health care providers
BenefitsPro

August 1, 2020

How Can Health Care Purchasers, Providers Better Coordinate to Improve Value-Based Care Delivery?
American Journal of Managed Care

July 31, 2020

Mental health issues among workers are spiking due to COVID-19. Here's how employers can step in
Fierce Healthcare

July 29, 2020 The American Worker in Crisis: Study Finds 83% of U.S. Employees Are Experiencing Mental Health Issues
Tech HR Series
July 29, 2020 Number of the day: ‘alarmingly elevated’ mental health risks
Human Resource Executive
July 29, 2020 How Your Company Can Save Money, Boost Performance, And Improve Healthcare For Vulnerable Employees During Covid-19 And Beyond
Forbes
July 29, 2020 The Importance of Workplace Mental Health Metrics—Now and Post-Pandemic
Occupational Health & Safety
July 24, 2020 Risk of employee mental health conditions remains 'alarmingly elevated'
BenefitsPro
July 23, 2020 Companies are grappling with how to support tired, anxious workers.
Business Insider
July 23, 2020 What Do Employers and Other Health Care Purchasers Really Want?
Global Banking & Finance Review
July 20, 2020 Employers, physicians and insurers all moving away from fee-for-service model
BenefitsPro
July 20, 2020 Mental health risks among employed Americans remain high
FOX Business
July 15, 2020

Family doctor, employer groups join forces to replace fee-for-service
Modern Healthcare

July 10, 2020 Coronavirus may be creating better bosses, who talk less and listen more
Los Angeles Times
July 9, 2020 Covid-19’s Impact On Women’s Mental Health
Forbes
July 8, 2020 The cost of disruption
BenefitsPro
July 7, 2020 HRE’s number of the day: depression among working women
Human Resource Executive
July 3, 2020 National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions Elects New Board Officers
BenefitsLink Welfare Plans Newsletter
June 26, 2020 COVID-19 strategy 101: How to improve mental health
Human Resource Executive
June 24, 2020 How companies can support female employees as they return to work
Employee Benefit News
June 22, 2020

Employers scrutinize their diversity efforts as national protesters demand change over racial equality
Employee Benefit Adviser

June 1, 2020 Congress Said COVID-19 Tests Should Be Free - But Who's Paying?
Health IT Answers
June 1, 2020 As A Crises Loom, More Restaurant Chains Add Mental Health Benefits
Forbes
May 28, 2020 What Strategies, Factors Are Employers Considering to Safely Return to the Workplace Amid COVID-19?
American Journal of Managed Care
May 25, 2020

Social distancing, PPE and cleaning on tap as employers prepare to return to work
BenefitsPro

May 22, 2020 Why employees shouldn’t expect ‘normal’ for a while
Human Resource Executive
May 21, 2020 Sharecare and National Alliance Partner to Connect Employers and Communities to Improve Health and Well-Being Across U.S.
Tech HR Series
May 20, 2020 As States Eye Medicaid Cuts Amid Financial Woes, Provider Payments The Likely Target
Kaiser Health News
May 20, 2020 Will COVID put primary care clinics out of business?
BenefitsPro
May 19, 2020 Employer groups ask Congress to provide COBRA subsidies, bolster primary care
Modern Healthcare
May 19, 2020 Large Employer Groups Send Congress Healthcare Recommendations for Pandemic Response
HealthLeaders
May 19, 2020 America is Looking to Safely Get Back to Work
Tech HR Series
May 19, 2020 10 companies boosting benefits so employees don't feel isolated or lonely in the middle of the coronavirus crisis
MSN Money
May 18, 2020 Most U.S. companies planning 'new normal' for post-COVID-19 business
United Press International
May 18, 2020 U.S. Employers More Concerned With Clean Work Spaces Than Coronavirus Antibody Tests
Forbes
May 15, 2020 The Social Determinants of a Health Crisis 
American Journal of Managed Care
May 15, 2020 New resources to help employers amp up their mental health strategies 
BenefitsPro
May 15, 2020 10 companies boosting benefits o employees don't feel isolated or lonely in the middle of the coronavirus crisis 
Business Insider
May 12, 2020 Swedish Wellbeing Startup Remente Gets Involved With Volvo's 43,000 Workers 
Forbes 
May 11, 2020 Will COVID finally make employers fix their mental health problem? 
Human Resource Executive
May 8, 2020 Looking For A Path To Reopen, Employers Weigh COVID Testing Of Workers 
Kaiser Health News
May 7, 2020 Some Employers May Require Employees Get Tested for COVID-19 Before Coming Back to Work 
TIME
May 6, 2020 One Nashville Hospital Braces For a Backlash As It Starts Billing For Coronavirus Testing
Nashville Public Radio 
May 5, 2020 National Alliance Report Details Factors That Drive Advanced Primary Care
American Journal of Manged Care
April 29, 2020 Platform offers coping strategies, stress-reduction techniques to struggling frontline nurses 
HR Dive
April 27, 2020 Northeast Business Group on Health Receives $150K Behavioral Health Grant from New York Community Trust 
Global Banking & Finance Review
April 17, 2020 Employers need to address how inequality affects health
Employee Benefit Adviser
April 15, 2020 How Can Employers Address Social Determinants of Health Exacerbated by COVID-19? 
American Journal of Managed Care
April 10, 2020 Crisis shines light on caregiving benefits 
Human Resource Executive 
April 10, 2020 7 companies increasing mental health services for employees in response to the coronavirus pandemic 
Business Insider
April 9, 2020 5 things employers need to know about the CARES Act 
Employee Benefit Adviser
April 8, 2020 Town Hall Webinar Series Shows how Employers Are Addressing Mental Health and Well-Being During COVID-19 
American Journal of Managed Care
April 4, 2020 Employer group purchasing of healthcare attracting interest of more hospitals 
Modern Healthcare
March 30, 2020 Majority of Employers Offering Special Programs for Workers 
HealthLeaders
March 18, 2020 How Integrating Patient-Centered Care Can Promote Greater Value 
American Journal of Managed Care
March 10, 2020 Disproportionate Effects of Co-pay Accumulator Programs Across Populations
American Journal of Managed Care
March 4, 2020 Dr Bruce Sherman Looks Forward to Ongoing research on the Impacts of Co-pay Accumulator Adjustment Programs 
American Journal of Managed Care
March 3, 2020 With Employers, Experts to Shape MH/SUD Care 
Psychiatric Services
Feb, 29, 2020 Mental health in low-wage workers 
Workforce
Feb. 24, 2020 Employers Open To Public Option, Rate-Setting As Prices Increase 
Inside Drug Pricing
Feb. 21, 2020 Self-Insured Employers Growing Ever-More Frustrated With High Costs Increasingly Interested In Rate Regulation
Kaiser Health News
Feb. 21, 2020 Employers Increasingly Open to Provider Rate Regulation
Community Oncology Alliance
Feb. 20, 2020 What health care reforms would purchaser coalitions like to see? 
BenefitsPRO
Feb. 20, 2020 Employers increasingly open to provider rate regulation 
Modern Healthcare
Feb. 17, 2020 Hospital Rounds
MD News
Feb. 13, 2020 'Agenda for Change' Conference Brings Big-Picture Issues Back Into Focus
Behavioral Healthcare
Feb. 6, 2020 Dr. Bruce Sherman Discusses Unintended Consequences of Co-pay Accumulator Programs
American Journal of Managed Care
Feb. 5, 2020 New Study Shows Medicare Could Save Billions If It Was Allowed to Negotiate Insulin Drug
Kaiser Health News
Feb. 3, 2020 What 37M people's claims data reveals about mental health access 
The Advisory Board
Feb. 3, 2020 No more 'sucker at the table': New lobby to represent Fortune 500 firms paying prescription drug bills
Becker's Hospital Review
Jan. 31, 2020 Reducing the stigma of mental illness with digital treatment options 
Employee Benefit News
Jan. 30, 2020 BCBS NC, Quartet Partner to Implement Value-Based Payment Model 
Health Payer Intelligence 
Jan. 29, 2020 Dr. Bruce Sherman Describes the Purpose and Mechanisms of Co-pay Accumulator Adjustment Programs
American Journal of Managed Care
Jan. 22, 2020 Dr. Bruce Sherman Explains Why Employers Should Consider Population Health in Benefit Design
American Journal of Managed Care
Jan. 22, 2020 Getting mental health care can be hard enough. Then comes paying for it. 
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Jan. 18, 2020 Opinion | America can't afford billions in surprise medical bills 
The Washington Post
Jan. 17, 2020 Coalition Advocates for Biosimilar Uptake to Help Lower Employers' Drug Cost Burden
American Journal of Managed Care 
Jan. 16, 2020 How Payers Can Help Reform Behavioral, Mental Health Parity
Health Payer Intelligence
Jan. 14, 2020  How employers can reduce prescription drug spending
Employee Benefit Adviser
Jan. 14, 2020 Will more employers get off the healthcare bench in 2020? 
Healthcare Dive
Jan. 13, 2020 Adding Nuance Can Make Value-Based Insurance Design More Impactful for Employers
American Journal of Managed Care
Jan. 10, 2020 Mental Health: How we've improved and where we need to do better in 2020
NBC News