Bukaty Blog

Drug prices on the rise again in 2019

Prices recently increased on more than 250 drugs, with an average jump of 6.3%, according to an analysis from Rx Savings Solutions. That's down from last year; however, prescription drugs remain one of the highest out-of-pocket medical costs for many consumers. These increases have occurred...

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E-Verify expires during government shutdown

Due to the government shutdown, employers across the country are unable to complete E-Verify checks for new employees to confirm if they’re eligible to work in the United States. Employers will be unable to access their E-Verify accounts; enroll in the program; create, view or act on any case;...

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BUKATY PODCAST

Episode 4: The power of data analytics

Data analytics can serve as a powerful cost-containment tool for your organization's benefit program. Done right, analytics can illuminate the origin of high health care costs and opportunities for improvement. This episode will examine what it means to analyze data and how a proper analysis can benefit your business.

Episode 3: Understanding reference-based pricing

Reference-based pricing has become a popular strategy to control employer health care costs. Listen to this episode to gain a greater understanding of how this cost-saving strategy can lower reimbursement amounts and overall health care spending.

Episode 2: Busting narrow network myths

Narrow network plans can sound restrictive, but the reality is these plans are a valuable option for many groups. They have the potential to offer up to 20% savings on employee health insurance. 

Episode 1: DOL Revives Overtime Discussion

The Department of Labor's 2019 regulatory agenda will revisit issues related to overtime compensation that were shelved in the  early days of the Trump Administration.