- Opioid dispensing plan can reduce overdose, addiction risks
Creating an opioid prescription plan can help medical providers effectively treat chronic pain patients while reducing unnecessary narcotic prescriptions and reducing the risk of patient overdoses and addiction, according to executives from Rockford…
- Secure patient data carefully for telemedicine use
Telemedicine is being used more frequently to diagnose and monitor patients, especially in rural areas, but risk managers for health care systems should take care to secure sensitive patient information, experts say.
- Health care industry can look to campuses for violence prevention education
Health care organizations are vulnerable to violent incidents against health care workers, due to factors such as stressful hospital environments and patients’ mental health conditions.
- Maximum FSA contribution to remain at $2,550 for 2016
The maximum contribution employees will be able to make to their flexible spending accounts in 2016, will, as expected, remain unchanged from this year’s $2,550 limit, the Internal Revenue Service disclosed Wednesday.
- Program encourages workplace safety for older workers
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has launched a virtual center to promote safety among older workers.
- Employers see benefits of education assistance programs
Despite little participation in employee education assistance programs, employers still find it worthwhile to offer the benefit, according to a report issued by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.
- Jury award wasn’t advisory, says appeal court
A federal District Court erred when it decided a $1.4 million jury award to a terminated employee was only advisory, and ordered she be reinstated to her former position instead, says an appeals court.
- IRS contribution limits for 401(k) plans unchanged for 2016
The maximum pretax contribution employees can make to 401(k) plans in 2016 will remain at $18,000, unchanged from 2015, while the maximum catch-up contribution employees age 50 and older can make to the plans also will be unchanged at $6,000, the…
- Exchange rates, investments bog Ace's third-quarter earnings
Ace Ltd.’s net income for the third quarter dropped 32.7% from that of the same period in 2014 to $528 million, primarily because of foreign exchange and investment-related issues, the insurer reported.