Society of Actuaries Releases Study of Public Pension Mortality Assumptions

Vectra DigitalBlog, Retirement

On June 26, 2018, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) released a study of the mortality assumptions used for funding purposes by state-based and large-city public pension plans.  The study includes comparisons of how the mortality tables being used now compare to the latest mortality tables developed by the SOA (based on corporate pension plan data). Two items that we noted … Read More

Managing Prescription Drug Plan Costs: Pricing Tricks Employers Should Watch For

Vectra DigitalBlog, Private Self-Funded Health Plan

Employers typically pay close attention to medical plan provider discounts, stop loss premiums, and administrative costs, but often overlook ways to manage prescription drug plan costs. Proactively controlling prescription drug costs in your self-funded group health plan can save your organization up to $40 per employee per month through better-negotiated pricing alone. For a 500-employee group, this amounts to over … Read More

Are you Prepared for a HIPAA Audit?

Vectra DigitalBlog, Private Self-Funded Health Plan

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects the privacy and security of an individual’s protected health information (PHI) by governing how covered entities use, store, and share health information. As covered entities under HIPAA, self-funded plan sponsors must comply with HIPAA’s Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules. The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights … Read More