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Health Care Happenings: A Look Forward to 2022

As employers think about preparing for 2022, what are some of the biggest items to consider? The team dives into three areas of consideration. Employee and workplace dynamics, exponential cost increase of health care, and what's on the horizon in the regulatory environment.

Today’s Health Care: Community Wellbeing

The final episode in the series on Wellbeing, the team covers community wellbeing. Community wellbeing is a sense of engagement you have with the area where you live. The team tackle what makes community so significant to people, what are the biggest community obstacles and what can employers do in this area to encourage community wellbeing.

Today’s Health Care: Social Wellbeing

What is social wellbeing and why is it important? The countless challenges we have faced over the last few years, have directly impacted our ability to create and grow meaningful relationships, virtually and in-person. Building relationships is fundamental to worker resiliency and developing thriving organizations that withstand turmoil.

Today’s Health Care: Financial Wellbeing

Continuing the discussion on wellbeing, the team dives into what is financial wellbeing. Financial wellbeing does not mean being wealthy, but rather when a person is able to manage their financial obligations and feel secure in their financial future.

Today’s Health Care: Physical Wellbeing

The team continues the discussion on Gallup’s five essential elements with the focus on physical wellbeing. Physical wellbeing does not mean looking like the epitome of physical fitness and being free of disease.

Today’s Health Care: Career Wellbeing

What can employers do to combat the Great Resignation? Continuing the discussion on Career Wellbeing, the team explores why employees are leaving their jobs and what employers can do to improve retention.

Today’s Health Care: Stress and Burn Out

To dive a little deeper into whole health care, the team explores one of Gallup’s five essential elements of wellbeing: Career Wellbeing.

Today’s Health Care: Defining Wellbeing

This episode continues the discussion on whole health care and employee wellbeing, including the importance of thriving in all five areas of wellbeing to improve productivity.

Whole Health Care — It's More Than Just Offering Health Insurance

During this episode, the team introduces a new series to dive into what’s impacting the health care landscape at large. With the recent uptick in anxiety and depression, we’re finding a third of Americans are showing signs of clinical anxiety and depression within the first year of the pandemic.

Health Care Happenings: COVID-19 Vaccines and Compliance Implications

With the recent FDA approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, employers may still be wondering what compliance implications surround the vaccination status of employees. During this episode, the team is joined by OneDigital HR Consulting VP of Legal Counsel Jamie Webb-Akasaka and Senior Employee Benefits Attorney Sarah Burns to discuss the various laws that apply to mandating vaccinations.

Today’s Health Care: What Do We Think Can Help Fix the System

As follow up to Episode 16, during which the team explores the challenges of the health care system today, they share how if they could wave a magic wand to “fix” the broken system, what actions they would take to change things and improve the system.

Today’s Health Care: The Evolution of Health Care

On Part 5 of “Today’s Health Care” a miniseries, Ron Bargatze delves into a roadmap of the evolution of health care and how we got to the system we know today.

Health Care Happenings: No Surprises Act Interim Final Rule

The team is joined by Senior Employee Benefits Attorney Jesse Hansen to discuss the key aspects of the recently released No Surprises Act interim final rule and the implications for employers.

Health Care Happenings: Follow Up on Understanding Mental Health Parity Compliance in 2021

On this follow up episode to Mental Health Parity Compliance in 2021, the team welcomes Sarah Burns, Senior Employee Benefits Attorney, to discuss the recent Tri-Departments Mental Health Parity FAQs for group health plans having to perform comparative analysis on NQTLs. The team discusses what actions employers may want to take based of these FAQs and how they can make a good faith effort to comply with the requirements.

Health Care Happenings: PCORI Fee with Special Guest Anjali Radia

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee reporting is coming. Samantha Malovrh is joined by Anjali Radia, Employee Benefits Attorney at OneDigital, to go over the basics of the PCORI fee and what employers of self-insured health plans need to be aware of.

Health Care Happenings: SCOTUS Decision on ACA 

The third landmark decision is in. The Supreme Court’s latest decision in the ongoing saga regarding the Affordable Care Act skirts the big questions.

Health Care Happenings: Form 5500 with Special Guest Peter Graf

On this episode, Samantha is joined by Peter Graf, senior compliance consultant at OneDigital, to discuss the basics of the annual Department of Labor’s report, the Form 5500.

Today’s Health Care: Interview with Dr. Hill 

As a follow up to Episode 9 where we tackled the shortage of primary physicians, we wanted to get real feedback from someone closer to the situation.

Today’s Health Care: Shortage of Primary Care Physicians

The U.S. is facing a growing shortage of primary care and specialty physicians. During Part 3 of “Today’s Healthcare,” a miniseries, the team discusses the reasons for the shortage, how the shortage impacts healthcare costs, future challenges and potential resolutions.

Let's Talk About It Series: Conversations

Committing to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEI&B) is not about having a feel-good story; it’s not even about being an employer of choice. DEI&B is about the success of your business and, quite frankly, doing the right thing.

Understanding the Workplace Implications: CDC Updated Mask Requirements for Vaccinated People

After over a year of mask mandates, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently relaxed many COVID-19 safety recommendations for fully vaccinated people – seemingly overnight.

Health Care Happenings: Much Needed COBRA Premium Assistance Guidance Released

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released much needed guidance regarding the American Rescue Plan Act’s (ARPA) COBRA premium assistance subsidy.

Today’s Health Care: Setting the Stage for Unnecessary Care

If we think about health care efforts and legislative efforts we see today, most of it is focused on access rather than the systemic issues associated with health care programs and costs.

Today’s Health Care: Introduction

No matter how prepared, how healthy or careful you are, there’s no way to predict when you may need to access care, how much you’ll need and what it will cost.

Vaccine Hesitancy? Addressing Common Concerns and Information 

You might be tired of hearing about it: COVID, COVID, COVID. But don’t tune out just yet. Listen in on this brief podcast for a real dialogue on the discourse happening in communities regarding the vaccine, leading to awareness of larger healthcare issues that needs to be addressed and discussed. 

Health Care Happenings: COBRA Subsidy FAQs and Model Notices Released April 7, 2021

Now that the dust (and panic) has settled, our team of compliance leaders review the latest guidance released by the DOL. Although there are still more questions than answers, they examine what we do know, the required notifications and what employers may want to consider enacting today.

Health Care Happenings: A Conversation About the Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Settlement

Since 2012, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has been involved in a class-action lawsuit pertaining to their alleged national anti-competitive policies. So then, why are leaders receiving calls from third-party vendors offering to submit claims? And why do so many of these vendors’ websites appear to look exactly like the official Blue Cross Blue Shield Settlement page?

We've Been at This for a Year: How Is Your Mental Health & Wellbeing?​

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on our lives for a year and our mental health and wellness have felt the strain. According to a survey by a mental health benefits provider, two-thirds of employees report poor mental health has undercut job performance during the COVID-19 pandemic, and 40% of employees are battling burnout.

Health Care Happenings: The American Rescue Plan Act

Following the signing of the latest COVID-19 relief law, employers and plan managers everywhere are scrambling to understand the implications on the employee benefits program, their people and the business. But by far, the section most are concerned by are the COBRA premium subsidies.

Health Care Happenings: Mental Health Parity

The Mental Health Parity prevents mental health treatment or substance abuse treatment from being more onerous than other medical or surgical treatments.

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