BENEFIT DESIGN

Unnecessary care

Unnecessary surgery happens more often (& costs more) than you think

August 06, 2018

Overuse, misuse, and underuse of care are all types of inappropriate care that can result in negative patient outcomes and…

Peter Kilmartin

Peter Kilmartin on disruption as a positive force in employee benefits

July 23, 2018

Suzanne Delbanco calls Peter Kilmartin, Consultant Effectiveness Leader and US Leadership Team at Mercer Health & Benefits, to discuss the…

Jeff Levin-Scherz

Jeff Levin-Scherz on how we can better care for low-wage workers

July 16, 2018

Did you know that 40% of Americans struggle to come up with $400 to cover an emergency? Jeff Levin-Scherz highlights…

V-BID

A Paradigm Shift for Benefit Design

May 08, 2018

In February of this year, Legislators introduced the Chronic Disease Management Act of 2018. If passed, the act would amend…

wellness workplace

The true value of wellness programs

April 17, 2018

If you’ve played a role in managing health care benefits in recent years, you’re well aware that “wellness” has been…

Listening In (With Permission): Lynn Quincy on how to lower health care costs without burdening consumers

March 19, 2018

Listen in to CPR’s Director of Member Services, Ryan Olmstead, catch up with Lynn Quincy, Director of the Altarum Healthcare…

For evidence based strategies, we need evidence!

October 10, 2017

By CPR’s Executive Director, Suzanne Delbanco Long before there were agreed upon standards for measuring the quality of health care,…

5 Neglected Implementation Tasks You Don’t Want to Miss

October 03, 2017

Updated on October 7, 2019 Congratulations! You’ve made it through another benefits planning season and you can finally relax. But…

MYTHBUSTER: Consumers favor higher priced providers

September 26, 2017

Not too long ago, we busted the myth that high prices mean high quality care and that we can’t extend…

MYTHBUSTER: HDHPs make better consumers

September 18, 2017

Benefit designs that emphasize consumer cost-sharing are now the norm in the U.S. As adoption of high-deductible health plans (HDHPs)…

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