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Paper cutouts of shirts and ties While reduced absenteeism and caregiver burden are important factors for employers, they don’t resonate quite as much with payers. (Photo: Shutterstock)

When assessing the value of a new drug or medical treatment, insurance companies and other payers place a premium on efficacy, safety and cost.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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