Employees know their health is the most important thing they have, but many don’t have the time or energy to make their well being a priority. Long, sedentary, and demanding days sandwiched by tedious commutes make it hard to focus on one’s health. Our life and work styles mean poor habits are growing. Continue reading “Wellness in the Work Place: Good for Employees and Employers”
The trend toward employers offering high-deductible health plans (HDHP) — and no other option — seems here to stay, like it or not. HDHP coverage is growing at a 15% pace, annually. In 2005, such plans covered 1 million people. Now, they cover more than 15 million, including 10% of those in Connecticut who are under 65 and have private insurance.
Some consumers fear a HDHP because they worry about being on the hook for that deductible, should they need significant medical care. The silver lining, though, is the ability to pair an HDHP with a tax-advantaged Health Savings Account (HSA).