See John Leifer's most recent contributions to the Business Journal.

See John Leifer’s most recent contributions to the Business Journal.

    • Has the time arrived to disintermediate health insurers?Dec 7, 2015, 10:54 AM  EST

      Has the time arrived to disintermediate health insurers?

      As employers struggle with the need to control ever-escalating health care costs while also providing some type of health benefit to their employees, they are seeking new models that achieve value delivery from their provider networks.

    • How to respond when cancer strikes a co-workerDec 2, 2015, 8:15 AM  EST

      How to respond when cancer strikes a co-worker

      How you treat your employee at this time of crisis may greatly shape how he or she responds to you in the future. Informed, empathic intervention will be warmly received, and you and your employee will share the gift of such grace.

    • Getting the most ROI for your wellness spendingNov 11, 2015, 11:13 AM  EST

      Getting the most ROI for your wellness spending

      Properly constructed and well-executed wellness and disease management programs can benefit the employer and employee. The key is having clarity of one’s objectives, and then developing the most efficient and effective ways of achieving those goals.

    • How educating employees can reduce your health care costsOct 23, 2015, 9:58 AM  EDT

      How educating employees can reduce your health care costs

      Research demonstrates that uninformed patients are less likely to use preventive services and manage their conditions, while being more likely to have unnecessary hospital admissions or visits to the emergency department.

    • 5 things business leaders can do to help change the dysfunctional health care systemOct 2, 2015, 7:24 AM  EDT

      5 things business leaders can do to help change the dysfunctional health care system

      Whether health care stays on a negative trajectory may largely depend on you — the nation’s employers and employees. You are the ones paying an increasing share of the bills, while receiving highly variable care.