Employee Benefit Plan Consulting, Actuarial and Brokerage

Drug prices going up despite Administration’s promise

Rx costs continue to climb, despite talk from the Administration about setting cost controls, despite outcries over EpiPen costs, despite Pfizer and Nostrum Laboratories raising prices from 10% to 404%. We have a broken pricing system that will only cost us more and...

Blame Emergency Rooms for the Out-of-Control Cost of Health Care

The run away train that is Emergency Room costs.  In California, total billed charges by hospitals rose by a staggering $263 billion, to $386 billion from 2002 to 2016, even though the number of patients admitted did not increase. Billed charges to health plans grew...