Navigation Links
McGraw Wentworth Mid-Market Group Benefits Survey Results Show Eligibility Management is Leading Cost Saving Strategy for Michigan Employers
Date:5/19/2008

TrendBenders(TM) --- the top-performing organizations --- are using employee cost sharing, eligibility audits, spousal and smoker surcharges to

hold the line on health care cost increases.

TROY, Mich., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw Wentworth, Michigan's largest employee group benefit brokerage/consulting firm, today released the results of its 2008 Southeast Michigan Mid-Market Group Benefits Survey. The 2008 Mid-Market Group Benefit Survey compares health benefits and trends among 376 Southeast Michigan-based organizations with 100-10,000 employees. Highlights of the survey results show that health care costs for Michigan employers are increasing at an average rate of 7% in 2008 over 2007. But some Michigan companies --- called TrendBenders(TM)--- are keeping their benefit cost increases to two percent or less by implementing cost-sharing and -saving measures such as increased deductibles and co-pays; eligibility management strategies including eligibility audits and spousal surcharges; and wellness initiatives including health risk appraisals and surcharges for smokers.

"TrendBenders(TM) are the high-performing organizations that are proactively managing their employee benefits and for 2007-2008 achieved an average annual increase of two percent or less," said Rebecca McLaughlan, managing director, McGraw Wentworth. "TrendBenders(TM) are in the top quartile of the survey participants. They tend to have higher deductibles and co-pays, a higher rate of employees selecting consumer driven health plans, and an emphasis on wellness."

When asked to rank their cost control strategies, TrendBenders (TM) and survey participants in total cited eligibility management strategies as three of their top five strategies. Employers are conducting audits to confirm the eligibility of a spouse or child and requiring documentation such as a marriage and birth certificates for mid-year status changes. If an employee has a dependent that is
'/>"/>

SOURCE McGraw Wentworth
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. McGraw-Hill Professional Redesigns AccessMedicine, Highlighting Media and Educational Features
2. McGraw-Hill Professional Enters Partnership with American College of Physicians, the Worlds Largest Internal Medicine Organization
3. McGraw-Hill Professional Products Win Awards From Association of American Publishers
4. McGraw Wentworth Launches Survey to Benchmark Employee Benefit Trends in Michigan
5. McGraw-Hill Higher Education Publishes Text on Innovative Electronic Health Records System
6. McGraw-Hill Professional Enhances Library Access to Medical and Engineering Resources
7. The Tug McGraw Foundation Announces 2007 Fundraising Gala
8. ISI Announces Expansion of Mid-Market Life Science Compliance Solutions at DIA eCTD Conference
9. Suicide Prevention Group Delivers Much-Needed Message to Pennsylvanias Elderly
10. MEDEX Global Group Acquires ASI Group
11. Somanetics Corporation to Present at Citigroup 2008 Healthcare Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/30/2014)... (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Insomnia causes disturbances ... listeners understand how they unknowingly developed insomnia and the steps ... nights during. Tune in to the show at this ... show airs live on August 30, and will be podcasted ... on programming, go to DrCarolFrancisTalkRadio.com. , "Insomnia causes ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay ... broken bones or other orthopedic trauma shops around for additional ... patients and patients who had used narcotic painkillers previously were ... lead author Dr. Brent Morris, a shoulder and neck surgeon ... doctors aren,t talking to one another about the painkiller needs ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 2014 Hastings and Hastings, a qualified ... throughout Arizona is pleased to report having saved a ... example among many cases where Hastings and Hastings has ... retain a greater portion of their settlement or recovery. ... a positive solution for Arizona car accident victims is ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... a plant-based medication commonly used to treat gout, ... in reducing potential complications from this type of ... gastrointestinal adverse effects, according to a study published ... released early online to coincide with its presentation ... Common complications after cardiac surgery include postpericardiotomy syndrome ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... PA (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 "My ... sleep knowing that, at any moment, her fever might ... order to keep me well aware of how she ... developed the TEMP ALARM to continuously monitor a child's ... develops a fever. This ensures that prompt medical care ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Sleepless Nights, Exhausting Days, Mental Fog – Relief for Insomnia With Clinical Psychologist Dr. Carol Francis 2Health News:'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds 2Health News:'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds 3Health News:Hastings and Hastings Is Pleased To Report Having Saved A Client $67,100 On A Settlement Of $610,000 2Health News:Medication shows mixed results in reducing complications from cardiac surgery 2
... Earnings Per Share of $0.032008 Nexavar Net Sales of $678 ... Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX ) today ... quarter 2008. For the full year, Onyx recorded net ... with a net loss of $34.2 million, or $0.67 per ...
... (OTC Bulletin Board: EFSF) an emerging healthcare consumer products ... nutraceutical products, today announced that Martin Schmieg, current President ... CEO of eFoodSafety.com, has purchased stock in the open ... shares in the open market on February 23, 2009, ...
... VERNON, Wash., and LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 23 ... leader in risk and disease analytic software designed ... oral disease, today announced a cooperation agreement with ... provider of dental practice management software running on ...
... , Inc. announced today that,Daniel P. Amos, Chairman and ... of $2.8 million that he earned based on achievement ... proposal,recognizing that, although Aflac delivered a strong operating performance ... price given the current,turbulence in the stock markets. , ...
... intake of calcium appear to have a lower risk of ... intakes have lower risks of colorectal cancer and other cancers ... February 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine , ... known to benefit bone health, according to background information in ...
... PARK, N.C., Feb. 23 The Clearinghouse on Male ... was launched today. The Web site is designed to ... male circumcision in HIV prevention. The Clearinghouse was initiated ... Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Update: Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reports Record Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2008 Financial Results 2Health News:Update: Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reports Record Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2008 Financial Results 3Health News:Update: Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reports Record Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2008 Financial Results 4Health News:Update: Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reports Record Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2008 Financial Results 5Health News:Update: Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reports Record Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2008 Financial Results 6Health News:Update: Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reports Record Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2008 Financial Results 7Health News:Update: Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reports Record Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2008 Financial Results 8Health News:Update: Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reports Record Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2008 Financial Results 9Health News:Update: Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reports Record Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2008 Financial Results 10Health News:eFoodSafety.com Announces Open Market Stock Purchase by Management 2Health News:PreViser Corporation and MacPractice Announce Cooperation Agreement 2Health News:Aflac Chairman & CEO Will Forgo 2008 Bonus of $2.8 Million 2Health News:Calcium associated with lower risk of cancer in women 2Health News:Clearinghouse on Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention Web Site Launched 2Health News:Clearinghouse on Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention Web Site Launched 3Health News:Clearinghouse on Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention Web Site Launched 4Health News:Clearinghouse on Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention Web Site Launched 5
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Does your doctor know what you,re ... have recommended marijuana to the over 112,000 currently registered patients ... majority of the other roughly 20,300+ active physicians listed with ... about it – even though a poll in February 2014 ... they have tried it. "With marijuana legalization ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 Diseases largely eradicated in ... returning. Measles was declared eliminated in 2000, yet the ... August 15—the highest incidence in 20 years. In July, ... whooping cough a problem of "epidemic proportions." ... dying from these preventable diseases—in part because some parents ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Calif. , Aug. 29, 2014  Abaxis, Inc. ... manufacturing point-of-care blood instrumentation and consumables to the medical, ... Severson , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present ... Ideas Conference 2014 on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at ... the Omni Berkshire Place Hotel in New ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 2Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 3Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 4Vaccines at the Crossroads: Outbreaks On the Rise Across America 2Vaccines at the Crossroads: Outbreaks On the Rise Across America 3Abaxis, Inc. to Present at CL King's 12th Annual Best Ideas Conference 2014 2
... RICHMOND, Virginia and ROSH HA,AYIN, Israel, December 22 ... wound management, announced today that it successfully completed its,latest round ... by Eli Gilboa,CPA, of Gilboa & Licht, who serves as ... To date, the company has raised a total,US$10 million. Proceeds ...
... , , SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 22 Arrayit Corporation ... leader, today announced that the Company has made a technological ... its proprietary microarrays, which are tiny glass substrates that contain ... and molecular diagnostics. The advance allows highly precise printing of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:EnzySurge, Maker of DermaStream(R) Secures US$2.5 Million in Private Capital 2Arrayit Corporation Announces Manufacturing Breakthrough 2Arrayit Corporation Announces Manufacturing Breakthrough 3
... Pick one of our pipettors up and ... and ejector positionsright where they should beeven if ... designed to help avoid repetitive stress injuries caused ... The Palm Of Your Hand Start dispensing ...
... for Unparalleled Comfort Pick one of our ... Notice the trigger and ejector positionsright where they ... pipettors are ergonomically designed to help avoid repetitive ... Productivity In The Palm Of Your Hand ...
... ergonomic solution and best value in high ... action and ultra lightweight design reduce hand ... with long, lever tip ejector , Color ... universal tips or for greater performance use ...
... BioControl multichannel has the same ... channel model. The same universal ... and five single channel tip ... a recharge and storage stand ...
Medicine Products: