Tagged: Healthcare Costs

Cuts to the Prevention Fund Will Have Severely Negative Public Health Consequences 0

Cuts to the Prevention Fund Will Have Severely Negative Public Health Consequences

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is deeply disappointed to see that the Prevention and Public Health Fund was cut by $5 billion over the next several years to partially pay...

U.S. companies use free wellness incentives to boost participation and cut health-care costs 0

U.S. companies use free wellness incentives to boost participation and cut health-care costs

The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) reported more and more companies are discovering giveaways boost employee participation in wellness programs and can ultimately lead to cuts in overall healthcare costs. Incentives are key to encouraging...

Paid Sick Days Would Save $1 Billion In Health Costs 0

Paid Sick Days Would Save $1 Billion In Health Costs

New study finds that paid sick days would decrease unnecessary emergency department use Access to paid sick days could save $1 billion in medical costs annually according to a report released by the Institute...

Safeguard Your Healthcare Dollars 0

Safeguard Your Healthcare Dollars

Physician Offers Tips for Saving Money, Assuring Quality More Americans are paying more of their health-care costs out of pocket every year because they lack insurance, have higher deductibles and co-payments, or have chosen...

US Healthcare Costs Rise 5.73% Over the 12-Months Ending August 2011 0

US Healthcare Costs Rise 5.73% Over the 12-Months Ending August 2011

Data released by S&P Indices for the S&P Healthcare Economic Composite Index indicate that the average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs increased by 5.73% over the...

Average Cost of U.S. Health Coverage per Employee is Expected to Cross the $10,000 Threshold for the First Time in 2012 0

Average Cost of U.S. Health Coverage per Employee is Expected to Cross the $10,000 Threshold for the First Time in 2012

While health care costs are projected to increase at a lower rate in 2012 compared to 2011, the average cost per employee will surpass the $10,000 mark for the first time next year, according...

Rotavirus Vaccination Leads to Large Decreases in Health Care Costs and Doctor Visits 0

Rotavirus Vaccination Leads to Large Decreases in Health Care Costs and Doctor Visits

Vaccinating infants against rotavirus has resulted in dramatic decreases in health care use and treatment costs for diarrhea-related illness in U.S. infants and young children, according to a new study by the Centers for...

Anthem Blue Cross in California Introduces Anthem Health Rewards: Market-Leading Incentive-Based Products 0

Anthem Blue Cross in California Introduces Anthem Health Rewards: Market-Leading Incentive-Based Products

Rising health care costs are prompting many employers to seek new health benefits solutions that will encourage healthier behaviors in their employees. In response to customers’ needs, Anthem Blue Cross is introducing a new...