How to Control Rising Drug Costs

Spending on prescription drugs in the United States accounted for nearly 17 percent of total health care spending — with a price tag of $457 billion in 2015. And that’s only going up, unless serious change occurs. The rapidly rising prices of prescription drugs, combined with increasingly higher cost-sharing, has shifted much of the costs…

GOP Pulls AHCA Before Vote

As we reported on Friday, March 24, 2017 in our health care reform timeline, the U.S. House of Representatives pulled the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”) from consideration after not receiving enough Republican support to pass the bill. The AHCA was President Trump’s first attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”).…

USI Webinar April 12: Health Care Reform 2.0

Lawmakers and the Trump Administration are debating the future of the U.S. health care system, with financial and compliance repercussions for employer-sponsored health plans. Join USI’s national compliance team for this timely webinar where we will update you with the latest developments on the repeal/replace/repair strategy behind the Affordable Care Act and share insight from…

USI/Cafaro Greenleaf to Host Complimentary Webinar Mar. 29 on High Deductible Health Plans

As companies continue to struggle with the increased costs and complexities of health insurance, employers in greater numbers are turning to High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP’s) as a solution. Cafaro Greenleaf is sponsoring a free webinar with USI Vice President Joe Snable on the facts about HDHPs.  RSVP Today! The webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 29,…

ACA FAQ 37 Clarifies HRA Rules

The Departments of Labor, the Treasury, and Health and Human Services (collectively, the Departments) released Affordable Care Act (ACA) FAQ 37 last week, providing further clarification as to how a “family HRA” (health reimbursement arrangement) can reimburse expenses of family members and remain integrated with group health plan coverage. Specifically: The guidance clarifies that expenses…