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Four Tips to Reduce Risk in Your Transactions

Jeffery Phillips

Business transactions can be risky, especially when it comes to mergers and acquisitions or joint ventures. Financial, operational and legal risks have always been a part of the equation, but new trends are coming to light.   Executives must consider how the global business environment and economy will weigh on the…

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Oswald Women’s Leadership Council: Nine Lessons in Virtual Leadership

Michelle Mindell

In my experiences as a female leader, we spend a good portion of our careers trying to attain our desired status and position, while also creating and fostering our leadership style for an open and community-based work environment. With hybrid and virtual work schedules here to stay, how can we…

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

oswaldcompanies

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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Protecting Your Equine Investment: Understanding the Ins and Outs of Insuring Horses

Lila Thompson

Horses serve many purposes. They can be used to work, race, ride or just to own as pets, but they are a significant investment that should be protected. There are numerous types of insurance that can cover death, medical expenses, loss of use, and liability. Mortality: Most often used for…

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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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The Future of Affirmative Action for Private Employers: How to Protect Your Organization from Unwarranted Discrimination Claims

Loren Crabtree

A 2022 U.S. Supreme Court ruling essentially put an end to the use of affirmative action programs in college admissions, opening the door for similar rulings for private employers. Understanding what this could mean for your organization could help you protect it in the long run against claims of discrimination.…

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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.

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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Four Reasons Why You Need to be in Compliance in Managing Employee Benefits Plans

Employee benefits are a vital component of any organization’s talent management strategy. Done well, they help attract top talent and contribute to employee satisfaction and retention. However, with great benefits come great responsibilities, particularly in the realm of compliance. Here are four reasons your company should make compliance a priority.…

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