The House also passed this week by a wide bipartisan margin a bill that would clarify that employers may use stop loss insurance to help them control similar costs in self-funded arrangements without losing the benefits of ERISA preemption of state mandates and related laws. Employee Benefits News discusses the bill here.
On the disease front:
- NPR provides an update on the Zika virus's impact on expectant mothers in our country.
- Health Day reports that "Overall cancer death rates in the United States continue to fall, but racial gaps persist, a new report says." Take a look.
Finally, a couple of tidbits:
- Magellan Rx, a prescription benefit manager, released its seventh annual pharmacy trend report.
- Health Data Management reports that "Nashville is home to a new 16,000-square-foot Center for Medical Interoperability that will be focused on simplifying and advancing health data sharing across technologies and systems." Here's a link to the non-profit organization's website. Good luck to them.