Archive: Employee Benefits

  • October 21, 2021

    FDA Approves Moderna, J&J Vaccine Boosters

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it was expanding the emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccines to allow more booster shots for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

  • October 19, 2021

    $6 Million Cost Savings, Refunds for Large School System

    Prior to Apex becoming the strategic advisor, this client also had a near-site clinic available to all members on the medical plan. After a thorough review of clinic data, our team found that the cost per visit exceeded $225 due …

  • October 18, 2021

    Peer Review Nets Nearly $1 Million in Identified Savings

    The client was unsatisfied with the customer service and level of innovation provided by their benefits advisor. Apex was engaged to complete a Peer Review to identify immediate and future plan savings with minimal disruption to plan members.

  • October 18, 2021

    Realizing Savings Through Shift from Fully-Funded to RBR

    The client was experiencing rising and unsustainable healthcare costs while their revenue stream was capped. In 2015, two years prior to hiring Apex, its healthcare spend was $1.66 million. That spend increased to $1.81 million in 2016.

  • October 18, 2021

    Using RBR, Public Sector Expertise to Reduce Spend

    Apex was the first benefits advisory firm to introduce Reference-Based Reimbursement (RBR) pricing methodology to the public and private sectors in Indiana in 2012 and has the largest number of RBR clients among Indiana benefits advisory firms.

  • October 8, 2021

    Employers are Asking | Open Enrollment Tips and Tricks

    Open enrollment season is right around the corner, but hopefully your organization has already begun work on a successful season. This time of year is always busiest for our client service team. We field questions daily about open enrollment and …

  • September 30, 2021

    Employers are Asking | COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnant People

    This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a Health Advisory to urge people who are pregnant, recently pregnant or trying to become pregnant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant are people has …

  • September 28, 2021

    Things You’ll Wish You Knew Now About Open Enrollment

    How many times do you think to yourself, “I wish I’d known that sooner?” It happens to the best of us. Sometimes we feel very prepared, only to have something surprise us. That can especially happen with the complicated process …

  • September 16, 2021

    Employers are Asking | COVID-19 Vaccine ETS Mandate

    Last week, the Biden Administration ordered the U.S. Department of Labor to create an Emergency Temporary Standard through OHSA stating that all employers with more than 100 employees must vaccinate their workforce, or subject to weekly testing. Unsurprisingly, the announcement …

  • September 2, 2021

    Employers are Asking | COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates in the Workplace

    The impact of COVID-19 on employers is evolving. Employers are challenged with how to provide a safe workplace for employees and customers. Some employers are exploring mandates or providing incentives to employees for obtaining a COVID-19 vaccine. For those employers …

  • August 26, 2021

    Employers are Asking | FDA Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

    The FDA granted full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine — which will be marketed as Comirnaty. This applies to all Americans ages 16 and older, however, the vaccine is still available under Emergency Use Authorization for patients between the ages …

  • August 24, 2021

    2021 HR Indiana Conference

    Analyzing plan members’ medical and pharmacy claims data is a task most often left up to your carrier or broker. However, today’s HR pros can add data analyst to their many responsibilities.

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