Kayla Webster

Associate Editor

United States

A journalist with over five years of experience covering general assignments, healthcare for business and human resources. Recipient of a healthcare reporter fellowship from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing in 2018. Northern California native living in the Big Apple.

Employee Benefit News
Employers are in a position to stem opioid addiction. Why aren't they?

Kate Nicholson was curled up under her desk, writhing in pain, when her spine caught fire. A previous operation to correct the effects of endometriosis caused the nerves in her back to grow hypersensitive; droplets of water in the shower felt like needles piercing her skin. Soon, she'd be unable to walk.

Employee Benefit News
Pinterest: Traditional insurance 'was letting us down'

Pinterest has joined a growing rank of employers who are fed up with the healthcare system and doing away with traditional insurance models as a result. The social media platform switched from their traditional healthcare plan to a self-funded model provided by Collective Health, a San Francisco-based healthcare and benefits company, at the start of 2018.

Employee Benefit News
The true cost of ignoring mental health in the workplace

Some employees are stressed to death at work - literally. But the right benefits can help save lives. A report gathered by the American Heart Association, and a coalition of over 40 CEOs from large companies - called the AHA CEO Roundtable - illustrated how mental health impacts employees' physical health, and their employer's bottom line.

Employee Benefit News
How close is the US to mandating paid parental leave?

WASHINGTON - Forty-one nations guarantee their citizens paid parental leave to care for and bond with a new child - the United States isn't one of them. But that may change. President Trump renewed his call for federal paid parental leave last month during the State of the Union address, but what's been happening since then?

Employee Benefit News
The secret to a city's big savings on employee healthcare

Faced with crippling insurance premium hikes, the city of Arvada, Colorado, made a big decision to restructure its benefit offerings to be self-insured. The city has over 700 employees, with a large portion suffering from age-related chronic diseases, according to Arvada City Manager Mark Deven.

Sacramento Business Journal
Sacramento-based NeuroVision Imaging Inc. raises $11.2 million in venture capital - Sacramento...

Sacramento-based NeuroVision Imaging Inc. said it's raised $11.2 million in venture capital from investors including Rancho Cordova-based vision care services company VSP Global and funds controlled by Johnson & Johnson and Nikon Corp. Along with VSP, Johnson & Johnson Innovation-JJDC and Nikon-SBI Innovation Fund, NeuroVision said it received capital from Wildcat Capital Management and Whittier Ventures.

Sacramento Business Journal
Sutter Health responds to suit - Sacramento Business Journal

Sutter Health asked a court to throw out California Attorney General Xavier Becerra's antitrust suit against the Sacramento-based health system on Tuesday, arguing that the action could "strip apart an entire health care system" and "inflict serious harm on this highly complex industry." No action was taken by the court on Tuesday.