Since election day, the future of healthcare in the US has been unpredictable, to say the least. More aptly, the healthcare industry is in a state of chaotic uncertainty with many unanswerable questions, and a lack of clarity and real solutions from the new administration (save a repeated promise to repeal the ACA – without any solid plans for a replacement).
The NPT staff writes about the trends to watch in nonprofit operations during 2017 - staffing, workflow, finance, and fundraising.
Lisa Bertagnoli writes for Chicago Business about the problem nonprofit organizations are having with recruiting and retaining employees.
Paul Johnson writes for Benefits Pro about the search for new and innovative healthcare solutions to better suit small and midsize workplaces.
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Phil Albinus writes for Benefit News about the top employee benefit concern among employers - their role in the Affordable Care Act.
While the future of the ACA hangs in the balance, the fact remains that the law is still in existence until those critical decisions are made. As such, ACA mandates and regulations – both old and new – need to be strictly adhered to.
Below is a quick round up of changes to the ACA that are coming down the pike for 2017… at least for the foreseeable future.
HHS Issues Final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2018
Raymond DePaola writes for Benefit News about how self-funding beats traditional coverage in lowering or containing prescription drug costs.
This editorial piece by Merrill Goozner, editor of Modern Healthcare, looks at the challenges of rising healthcare costs, and how those rising costs impact employees' spending in other ways.
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Dan Cook writes for Benefits Pro about how employers can make their benefits packages more enticing to potential hires.