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Corporate Health Exchanges: The Next Big Thing in the Obamacare Era?

Posted in Insurance, Labor and Employment, Managed Care, Payer/Insurance Reform, Payment Methodologies, PPACA

Last Wednesday, September 18, 2013, Walgreen Company (“Walgreen”) announced its plan to move approximately 160,000 employees to Aon Hewitt’s private health exchange (the “Aon Exchange”) in 2014. This move marks a significant decrease in risk for Walgreen as the company will shift to a defined contribution model for funding its employees’ health insurance. Under the… Continue Reading

NLRB Settles Case Over Employee’s Facebook Comment

Posted in Labor and Employment

Earlier last year, the National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against a company for firing an employee who criticized her supervisor on her personal Facebook page.  The employee was terminated for violating of the company’s policy prohibiting employees from portraying the employer negatively or disparaging co-workers or supervisors on social media.  The employee, an emergency… Continue Reading

Wage & Hour

Posted in Labor and Employment

In 2010, U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (DOL) announced that two out of three healthcare employers audited in New York were not in compliance and undertook to actively investigate wage and hour issues for these healthcare entities.  In addition to increased government enforcement, the healthcare industry has become an attractive target for private… Continue Reading

Unions Aggressively Target Health Care Industry

Posted in Labor and Employment

Earlier this year, the Bureau of Labor indicated that “the healthcare industry is not heavily unionized.”  However, with health care expected to “generate 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs between 2008 and 2018,” organized labor or unions have aggressively targeted the industry.  A study conducted by IRI Consultants for the American Society for Healthcare… Continue Reading