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A Message From the Editor

A telehealth company has an entrepreneurial strategy for coping with the high cost of the hot new weight-loss drugs: Go into the pharmacy and make some competition. Meanwhile, New York state has thoughts about birth control coverage, and California legislators are taking an interest in private equity firm involvement in health care.

– Allison Bell, senior reporter, BenefitsPRO

 

News

Health platform offering Ozempic and Wegovy alternative at reduced prices

By Alan Goforth

Hims & Hers is reforming the GLP-1 weight-loss drug market by compounding another option Read More

 

News

Unions, business groups to Congress: Hands off the group health tax exclusion!

By Allison Bell

The organizations that killed off the Cadillac plan tax are in no mood for a re-match. Read More

 

News

UnitedHealth unit to pay New York $1M over birth control step therapy move

By Allison Bell

The state requires carriers to cover all FDA-approved contraceptives without restrictions. Or else. Read More

 

News

Drugmakers often pay physicians to endorse products on social media, researchers find

By Alan Goforth

Twenty-six of the 28 physicians studied received payments from pharmaceutical companies. Read More

 

Best Practices

Cost shifting: What employers can do when hospitals overbill and insurers tack on costs

By Eric Bricker, M.D.

One way to reform the system is to resist paying other people's bills. Read More

 

News

Federal appeals court protects Cigna from California state-law suit

By Allison Bell

Cigna pointed out that the state-law claims had a connection with the ERISA, and the 9th Circuit waved the claims away. Read More

 

News

California could curb private equity health deals

By Allison Bell

The state attorney general may get the authority to reject some of them. Two employer groups like that. Read More

 

Event

Nominate now for BenefitsPRO's Luminaries Awards!

By BenefitsPRO editors

For the third year, the LUMINARIES Awards will shine a spotlight on the individuals and organizations that are impacting... Read More

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Day One Keynote Speaker Announced!

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Resources

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