Over the next three to five years, the Affordable Care Act will likely have little impact on the health of the employed population as employers report they will continue to offer health care benefits. However, a large share will find ways to reduce costs through new approaches for the retiree population, according to a new survey from Aon Hewitt.
The world is getting smaller and smaller by the day. And as a result, brokers potential to work with clients from other towns, other states and maybe even other countries is getting bigger and bigger.
A survey found U.S. employers are increasingly looking at this option, following the lead of companies like Walgreen Co. seeking to reduce costs..
The president of the NBGH, who is retiring this spring, shares her thoughts about health reform and the future of employer-sponsored health coverage.
In a sign of just how difficult it is to rein in out-of-pocket costs, 35% of 2014 bronze-level plans in the Small Business Health Options Program exchange had deductibles that exceeded suggested annual caps under the Affordable Care Act.
Copayments and co-insurance fees have increased on average 34% compared with those of the pre-Affordable Care Act individual insurance market, according to the results of a new HealthPocket study released Thursday.
A group of Republican representatives on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are demanding answers from the U.S. Treasury about the decision-making process behind the latest delay to the Affordable Care Acts employer mandate.
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Republicans were trying to dismantle the ACAs risk corridor premium stabilization program as recently as this week but several factors, possibly including the insurance industry itself, took them off course.
The Department of Health and Human Services has yet to release any data on the number of small businesses that have enrolled in the Affordable Care Acts Small Business Health Options Program, angering lawmakers who have been prodding the agency for answers.
Accounting for barely 1% of enrollment in all employer-sponsored benefits plans, private exchanges are currently a dimly lit bulb on the radar for group health insurance delivery. But theres little doubt that number will rise.
After more private exchange launches last week, and one of the first by a carrier, EBA continues the conversation with brokers and insurance companies alike.
As Cigna this week became one of the first insurers to announce its own online marketplace amid countless others created by brokers, consultants and tech firms some say the definition of this concept has become muddied.
By ending the sale of tobacco products in its 7,600 pharmacies, CVS Caremark Corp. is redefining itself as a health-care provider in an environment in which millions of newly insured Americans will be looking for quick and convenient medical care.
Health insurers under pressure to keep premiums low are eliminating some hospitals from coverage in a cost-cutting strategy that threatens to freeze out centers that provide specialized care, limiting patient options.