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Gearing up to Protect Against Security Breaches

The Boon Group’s CIO, Paul Leury, and Director of IS, David Mason, offer their expert advice on protecting against security breaches in CSO Outlook magazine. Read their article, "Gearing up to Protect Against Security Breaches," on Page 35. Read more.

Four HR tips for Open Enrollment

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has permanently altered the U.S. benefits landscape. As an employer, it’s crucial to communicate benefits-related changes to your employees so you can keep them informed, motivated and engaged. Read more.

Twenty-six Percent of Employers Could Face the ‘Cadillac tax’ on Health Insurance

The next fight over the Affordable Care Act may center on one of its most powerful provisions to contain health care costs — the "Cadillac tax" on the most generous health insurance plans. A new analysis released this week by the Kaiser Family Foundation estimated that just over a quarter of employers that offer health plans would pay the 40 percent tax in 2018 on at least one plan if they don't make changes. Read more.

The Hospital Is In Network, But Not the Doctor: N.Y. Tries New Balance Billing Law

New York enacted legislation this spring that provides more transparency around what services cost and safeguards patients when they do get a surprise bill. Under the rules, if patients don’t know in advance that a doctor is out of network or if they have no choice, they won’t be responsible for the bill. Read more.

Large Employers Look to Tighten Control of Costs for Expensive Drugs

More than half of large employers in 2016 will aim to more tightly manage employees’ use of high-priced specialty drugs, one of the fastest-growing expenses in their health plans.
Despite those efforts, companies still expect the cost of specialty drugs that are carefully administered to treat conditions such as cancer, HIV and hepatitis C to continue rising at a double-digit annual rate — well ahead of the pace for traditional pharmacy drugs or companies’ overall spending on health benefits, according to the National Business Group on Health. Read more.

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