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Employee Mental Health Leave Requests Skyrocketing

Employee Mental Health Leave Requests Skyrocketing

If you've noticed a lot of employees asking for time off for a "mental health day," you aren't alone. A recent study found that the number of mental health leave-of-absence requests has grown by a third since the COVID-19 pandemic. And, data from ComPsych, a provider...

Employers Push Preventive Care to Affect Costs, Staff Health

Employers Push Preventive Care to Affect Costs, Staff Health

Chronic conditions and overall poor health are a key cost-driver of health care costs, which is hitting the pocketbooks of both individuals and employers. There are a number of factors that are driving this, including poor lifestyle choices, poor diets, lack of...

The Beacon – April 29, 2024

The Beacon – April 29, 2024

MZQ Beacon Alert - April 29, 2024 In this Edition: "The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 established a new data collection requirement for employers ofall sizes and funding structures, where such entities must now submit annual prescription drug data...

The Risk Report – April 2024

The Risk Report – April 2024

Download Volume 6, Issue 4 of The Risk Report In this Edition: Study Pegs Group Benefits Return on Investment at 47% Employee Mental Health Leave Requests Skyrocket New Rules on Short-Term Health Plans Dental Insurance: DMOs versus PPOs Download the...

Biden Administration Clamps Down on Short-Term Health Insurance

Biden Administration Clamps Down on Short-Term Health Insurance

The Biden administration has rolled back regulations that allow Americans to stay on short-term health insurance plans for up to three years while still satisfying the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate. The new rules will limit these controversial plans to no...

Is A Captive Right For Your Organization?

If you’ve ever explored self-funded health plans, you may have heard of “captives”, but you might not fully understand how they function or what they do. To help shed some light on this topic, TCHP founder Mike Hill highlights the benefits and risks of a captive, as...

Report Details 3 Trends Driving Employers’ Health Care Costs

Report Details 3 Trends Driving Employers’ Health Care Costs

Pharmacy spending, high-cost claimants and newly developed anti-obesity drugs are expected to shape health benefits and affect the cost of care and health insurance for employers, according to a new report. The "2024 Employee Health Trends" report by Springbuk, an...

The Beacon – March 21, 2024

The Beacon – March 21, 2024

MZQ Beacon Alert - March 21, 2024 In this Edition: "On February 14th, 2024, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued two reports regarding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) compliance...

Benefits in a Multi-Generational Workplace

Benefits in a Multi-Generational Workplace

With multiple generations working side-by-side in this economy, the needs of your staff in terms of employee benefits will vary greatly depending on their age. A Variety of Priorities You may have baby boomers who are nearing retirement and have health issues, working...