Indianapolis Business Journal gathered leaders in the state's health care and benefits sector for a Power Breakfast panel discussion Sept. 26. The panel discussed disruption of employer clinics, health care spending and more.
IU Health Plans, the insurance arm of the Indianapolis-based hospital system, is limiting itself to three middle-size markets next year—Bloomington, Lafayette and Muncie—even though the bulk of its facilities is in the metro area.
Obamacare could, according to some health insurance experts, cause most small businesses to end their group health plans. Now a new venture-backed company opening up shop in Indiana is trying to make that prediction a reality.
Nine out of 10 Hoosier employers do not offer benefits to same-sex partners, meaning many might need to change their policies after a federal judge on Wednesday declared same-sex marriage legal in Indiana.
Part-time and contract jobs in the past tended to rise during recessions and recede during recoveries. But maybe no longer: Part-time workers have accounted for more than 10 percent of U.S. job growth since the recession officially ended in June 2009.
Industry goliaths in Silicon Valley have thrown lavish perks at employees for years. As employment in Indianapolis tech firms has skyrocketed in recent years, a lot more companies are looking for workers, heating up competition.
An annual survey by the benefits consulting firm Mercer found that, among 75 Hoosier employers, 34 percent of workers are already enrolled in consumer-directed health plans. And that number is only going to go up due to new Obamacare rules.