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2022 ISCEBS Governing Council Candidates Announced

This year's Nominating Committee has recommended two candidates for election to the Governing Council, the nine-member body that oversees Society finances and policies. The recommendations were approved by the current Governing Council. If elected, Donck and Earley will serve three-year terms beginning January 1, 2022. Read more about the candidates (10/8/21)

Benefits Quarterly - Pricing and Payment Trends in Health Care

Read the fourth quarter issue of Benefits Quarterly now in Members Only. Start with “The Importance of Hospital Price Transparency and What It Means for Employers" by Melina Kambitsi, Ph.D. Health care prices remain a difficult challenge for employers, and the lack of price transparency is one of the major reasons. This article describes the problem and offers strategies that employers can use to address it. [Read more(9/30/21) 

2022 ISCEBS Committee Volunteers Needed

It's time to step up and volunteer for a national committee! Use your enthusiasm to help shape and define the Society for the future. The Governing Council will be making committee appointments for 2022. If you are interested in volunteering to serve on the Symposium Education, Membership and Local Chapter Development, or Professional Development committees,  click here for more information (including committee descriptions) and a volunteer form.

Each committee will meet one time per calendar year. Attendance is required for committee placement. Additional meetings as needed will occur throughout the year. Deadline for nominations is November 15th. (10/4/21)

Aegis Risk Medical Stop-Loss Premium Survey Results

This year’s survey measures the ongoing expense and coverage of medical stop-loss amongst employer-sponsored, self-funded health plans. The occurrence of catastrophic claimants in excess of $1 million is further verified with 29% of respondents reporting such a claimant in the last two policy years. The primary focus of the survey remains current premium rates, as shown in the following graphs and tables. Stop-loss premium reflecting over 1,000,000 covered employees is measured—a new milestone for the survey! [Read more] 9/7/21

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits: 2021 Survey Results

The impact of mental health and substance use disorders (MH/SUDs) on the workforce has been garnering greater attention in recent years, but employers and place sponsors have struggled with how to measure issues such as depression, alcohol and prescription drug abuse, anxiety and sleep deprivation as well as their effects on workers. With these issues on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, assessing the impact has become even more essential. Read the survey findings now.   

2021 ISCEBS Fellow Exam - Register Today - Deadline Extended to October 31st!

Register today for the 2021 ISCEBS Fellow exam. Study materials will be posted in Members Only. The exam window open NOW through October 31, 2021. Join the free Online Study Group to help prepare for the exam. [Register for the exam now] (7/9/21)

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