January 15, 2020 — Corporate Synergies regularly monitors credible resources and top industry influencers. We also contribute to the national conversation on trending insurance topics through interviews with reputable media sources and blog articles written by our internal subject matter experts.
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California Could Be First State to Sell Own Prescription Drugs
California could become the first state to make its own prescription drugs under a new proposal. The governor wants the nation’s most populous state to contract with generic drug companies to make medications on its behalf so it could regulate prices for sale to residents.
The Associated Press »
High-Deductible Plans Jeopardize Financial Health Of Patients And Rural Hospitals
According to a recent study, bad debt for rural hospitals has gone up about 50% since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. Patients are also feeling the squeeze as they gamble on high-deductible plans with hopes they don’t get sick.
Kaiser Health News »
Why Public School Districts Should Consider Retiree Benefit Carve-outs
School districts that are struggling to pay for healthcare for former employees are finding relief with retiree benefit carve-outs.
Corporate Synergies »
Growing Gap Between What Insurers and Medicare Spend on Hospital Stays
Between 2000 and 2012, the gap between what private insurance and Medicare paid for hospital stays grew from 10% to 75%.
Tennessee To Grant State Workers 12 Weeks' Paid Family Leave
Tennessee will provide paid family leave to its state employees starting March 1, thanks to an executive order signed by Governor Bill Lee last week.
HR Dive »