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Culture of Health: Pay Attention to the Data (Part 5)

Joey Stoffer

When you want to uncover the whole story, follow the numbers. Data and information are at the center of health management. This information can come in the form of claims, screenings, biometrics, health risk assessments, labs and activity trackers. When this data is effectively aggregated and integrated, it can identify…

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Culture of Health: Encouraging Primary Care (Part 4)

Joey Stoffer

A program and culture that drives individuals to interact with their primary care clinicians is one of the first and most important steps to moving towards a proactive approach of health management. By building trust with his or her primary care physician, an individual is more likely to follow guidance…

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Culture of Health: Caring for the Whole Employee (Part 3)

Joey Stoffer

In recent years, mental and financial health have become top of mind for employees and employers, and the numbers explain why. According to a recent report by Forbes, 62% of employees identified access to mental health services as key to overall job satisfaction. In addition, 36% of employees experience stress,…

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Culture of Health: Taking a Personal Approach (Part 2)

Joey Stoffer

A company cannot meet the wellness needs of every employee simply by implementing company-wide solutions and initiatives. Leaders must get to know their employees to holistically support their well-being. When the employer successfully implements a culture of wellness and provides appropriate management training, the specific needs of individuals are provided…

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Culture of Health: Be Proactive by Encouraging Wellness (Part 1)

Joey Stoffer

When thinking about employee benefits, insurance and the care for an injury or illness often come to mind. However, organizations can shift this mindset to a healthier approach by being more proactive and focusing on wellness. The goal is to urge employees to make healthier lifestyle choices every day, which…

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[Live Webcast March 12] Municipalities: 2024 Risks, Trends and Innovations

oswaldcompanies

The community landscape for a municipality is constantly changing, but will be significant with the passing of Issue 2, which legalized marijuana in Ohio. Additionally, Deferred Compensation rules and the rising costs of Health Insurance and prescription drugs create confusion and sustainability concern. Join the Oswald team for a webinar on March 12 to…

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Navigating the Pharmacy Benefit Landscape: Evaluating Your Needs (Part 3)

Joey Stoffer

In the face of impending market shifts, it’s vital to evaluate your pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) to make sure you’re getting the best value for your money, while also providing for the needs of your employees. Oswald Companies can maximize the value of your spend by evaluating all options available,…

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Navigating the Pharmacy Benefit Landscape: What to Expect in 2024 (Part 2)

Joey Stoffer

The pharmacy landscape has evolved in recent years and 2024 is expected to bring even more challenges. Employers managing self-funded benefits should brace themselves for the onslaught by asking the following questions. One of the biggest difficulties facing employers is the emergence of new gene therapies. While advanced gene therapies…

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Navigating the Pharmacy Benefit Landscape: Understanding Current Trends Impacting Your Bottom Line (Part 1)

Joey Stoffer

The landscape of pharmacy benefits for employers with self-funded plans is undergoing seismic shifts, driven by several major trends that have substantial financial implications. Based on a review from the Kaiser Family Foundation of over 3,911 drugs, over 50% experienced price increases at or above the rate of inflation between…

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Using Health Services and Benefits Wisely Can Be Tough. It’s OK to Seek Help.

Joey Stoffer

You might have heard the terms care navigation, advocacy, concierge and care management. They all pertain to helping individuals understand their benefits and properly use healthcare services. Though this isn’t a new concept, it continues to gain traction in the employee benefits ecosystem. This segment of the benefits industry was…

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