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Aegis Risk Medical Stop-Loss Premium Survey Findings

This year’s survey, its tenth year with ISCEBS, reflects the ongoing rise in stop-loss premiums and a continued commitment to employer-sponsored, self-funded health plans. The occurrence of truly catastrophic claimants—in excess of $1 million—is further verified with over 18% of respondents reporting such a claimant in the last two policy years.

Stop loss remains the primary focus of risk management, with interest in private exchanges nearly disappearing at 1% amongst respondents. Captive arrangements show increased interest, but still slight at 14%. Additional updates are provided on individual stop-loss deductible by employer size and other coverage provisions, including aggregate stop loss. The primary focus of the survey remains current premium rates, as shown in the following graphs and tables. Stop-loss premium reflecting over 560,000 covered employees is measured. Read the full survey findings. (10/11/16)

2016 Election: Employee Benefit Issues

From health care transparency to paid family leave, the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans' 2016 Election: Employee Benefits Issues survey report examines campaign issues greatly impacting American workplaces.  With the 2016 election right around the corner, employers are gearing up for proposed changes and taking a stance on different platforms. Respondents answered survey questions from the perspective of their role as a plan sponsor/fiduciary. [Read More] 10/20/16

2016 Employer-Sponsored Health Care: ACA's Impact - Survey Results

2016 Employer-Sponsored Health Care: ACA's Impact examines how corporate employers are responding to the challenges and opportunities presented by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The report addresses employer concerns about plan design and funding, methods for communication with employees, cost-management initiatives and the upcoming 2020 Cadillac Tax. [Read more] (5/19/16)

Survey Results: Financial Education for Today's Workforce

Financial Education for Today's Workforce: 2016 Survey Results examines the various types of retirement and financial education offerings U.S. and Canadian organizations provide to their employees and participants. The report finds that two-thirds of employers offer financial education to help their employees manage their personal finances and that four out of five employers find their employees' personal financial issues are somewhat, very or extremely impactful on their job performance. [Read more] (4/12/16)

A Closer Look: Workplace Wellness Outcomes

A Closer Look: Workplace Wellness Outcomes provides a look at what organizations with successful wellness programs are doing and offers hints to other organizations on how they can create more successful wellness offerings.

The report suggests that many employers are finding positive outcomes from their wellness programs and are using a wide-variety of factors to calculate success. Additionally, incentives continue to be popular in wellness programs and the report finds that when it comes to increasing participation, they appear to be working. [Read more] (2/11/16)