health insurance

The Risk Report – February 2024

The Risk Report – February 2024

Download Volume 6, Issue 2 of The Risk Report In this Edition: New Rule Aims to Expedite Prior Authorization Requests New Platforms Help Employees Navigate Their Benefits Critical Illness Insurance Provides Vital Protection to Employees ‘CEOs Don’t Know Where Their...

New Approaches to Managing Health Care Costs, Improving Outcomes

New Approaches to Managing Health Care Costs, Improving Outcomes

As health insurance and health care costs continue climbing, some employers are taking new and innovative steps to tamp down costs for themselves and their covered employees while not sacrificing the quality of care they receive. Some of the strategies require a...

The Beacon – January 31, 2024

The Beacon – January 31, 2024

MZQ Beacon Alert - January 31, 2024 In this Edition: "Amid reports that many health insurance plans continue to impose barriers to contraceptive coverage, The Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury (collectively, The Departments) have issued...

New Rule Aims to Expedite Prior Authorization Requests

New Rule Aims to Expedite Prior Authorization Requests

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published a final rule aimed at improving how prior authorizations are handled by health insurers. The measure primarily limits the time insurers have to approve or deny requests. In addressing wait times for prior...

What Truly Defines High-Quality Healthcare?

When looking at messaging and marketing coming from both healthcare providers and health insurance carriers, we see the term  “high-quality care” a lot. The problem with this phrase is that it doesn’t seem to mean the same thing across all providers, so determining...

Workplace Age Discrimination Cases Grow Nationwide

Workplace Age Discrimination Cases Grow Nationwide

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission continues seeing a steady flow of complaints for one of the more common forms of workplace bias — age discrimination. The number of court filings the EEOC made under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) in fiscal...

The Risk Report – January 2024

The Risk Report – January 2024

Download Volume 6, Issue 1 of The Risk Report In this Edition: More Employers Offering Mental Health Chatbots Getting Around the Tricky Question of Spousal Coverage Age Discrimination Cases Up; Set Strong Policies Download the Report

More Employers Offering Wellness, Mental Health Chatbots

More Employers Offering Wellness, Mental Health Chatbots

As a record amount of U.S. workers struggle with mental health issues and stress, more employers are offering new chatbot apps to help them. A survey this past summer of 457 employers by Willis Towers Watson found that 24% of them offer a "digital therapeutic" for...