Enrollment in a Medicaid plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace, a broker, or even state agency doesn’t guarantee someone will get the care they need. Why not? Take a closer look at Medicaid participation for your population. You’ll likely notice that enrollment doesn’t always mean engagement. For example, just because someone receives a Medicaid card in the mail, […]

What impact will president-elect Donald Trump have on the Affordable Care Act, health insurance, and healthcare costs? Inquiring minds want to know. “Trump healthcare.” It’s a buzzword that can quickly generate a water-cooler debate at the office or turn a holiday gathering into a heated discussion. It has ignited a firestorm of news stories, opinion […]

There’s at least one in every wellness program. Sometimes it’s the wellness coordinator who’s lean and mean, positive, and practically eats kale for a living. Sometimes it’s the hard-charging CEO who never misses a workout and avoids fast food, despite a hectic schedule. And sometimes it’s an employee, participant, or member who sets an example […]

In the March issue of WellnessRx we reported the decision in EEOC v. Flambeau, where a federal court ruled against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The court found that an employer did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it required employees to complete a health risk assessment and to undergo biometric […]

With the 2016 Summer Games just a week away, a growing list of top-ranked athletes won’t be competing. Why? Concerns over the Zika virus. As of July, an estimated 26,000 cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in Rio de Janeiro. And about 1,400 have been confirmed in the United States. Until July 29th […]