Sep 16, 2019
Jay Kirschbaum, best-selling author of ERISA in the Raw (not a real book), joins Ed and Scott to educate them on the many kinds and complexities of direct contracting. From hospital contracting to utilizing centers of excellence and even onsite clinics, each type of direct contracting has its own benefits and...
Sep 3, 2019
What could be wrong with employers wanting to offer their employees a wellness program to encourage them to be healthier, happier people? According to the US government, A LOT! Over 20 years, federal agencies and Congress have passed wellness laws and issued regulations that are less than consistent with each...
Aug 19, 2019
In simpler times, health reimbursement arrangements, or HRAs, were furry, fluffy, friendly creatures in the benefits forest. But now … not so much. They’re multiplying like crazy, and growing fangs and claws. In this episode, Ed and Scott track the current species of HRAs, in all their varieties.
Aug 5, 2019
Prescription drug costs are a key concern for many plan sponsors, so much so that some are looking across the border to ease the financial burden. Ed and Scott welcome Lisa Carlson back to the podcast to discuss the legalities of bringing in drugs from another country...prescription drugs that is.
Jul 22, 2019
After 10 episodes, Ed and Scott finally address the elephant in the room: ERISA … and why it should be your friend. We’ve discussed how it applies to everything from wilderness therapy to specialty drugs but what exactly is ERISA? Well, it’s an acronym for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, but...