Alliance employer-members and industry professionals learned the latest about health benefit design challenges and how to address them. That was the focus of the Employer Connections event at Northern Illinois University’s Rockford Campus.
“The more time you spend with your provider, the more accurate your diagnosis will be,” said Dr. Michael Tuggy. Dr. Tuggy is the vice chair at Family Medicine for America’s Health and a clinical professor at the University of Washington. He spoke at two events hosted by The Alliance to start a discussion about high-value health care and employer-sponsored direct primary care clinics.
Employees and employers rarely discuss the caregiving responsibilities at home that can affect their performance at work. Yet, one out of every six U.S. employees is an informal caregiver outside of the workplace for a family member or friend. How can an employer start the conversation with their workforce about work-life balance and promote caregiving benefits?
“I want you [employers] to be the drivers of change,” said Heather Sundar, Pharm.D., senior vice president consulting and employer solutions at Archimedes. Sundar spoke at The Alliance’s September 2018 Annual Meeting about the risks and opportunities presented by specialty drugs and biosimilars.