The report card, developed by Catalyst for Payment Reform and the Health Care Incentives Improvement Initiative (HCI³), examined multiple transparency factors on a 100-point scale.
The insurance industry is not very prepared for climate change, according to Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey: 2012 Findings & recommendations, from the Ceres Coalition.
In this new age of health insurance, VSP Globals CEO provides some tips on what pitfalls to avoid and how to lower cost while still managing care.
By the time Astra Augustus left Virtua Memorial Hospital in New Jersey after the last of four surgeries, shed run up about $255,000 in bills.
National Financial Partners' Suzanne Spradley shares how companies should be preparing their medical plan now for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's employer mandate and answers questions ranging from tax credit availability in exchanges to concern over high-risk pools.
Americans say theyre filling up less on fast food and pizza, according to a U.S. survey.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who is preparing to retire, extended benefits such as child care, commissary privileges and transportation to military bases to same-sex partners of service members.
Its time to take a closer look at employee assistance programs .
Americans are again taking advantage of health savings accounts and health reimbursement arrangements. According to new research, average account balances across the nation in 2012 were up 4% from the year before.
Oklahoma opposed a request by the U.S. that a judge dismiss the states lawsuit challenging President Obamas 2010 health-care reform legislation.
The second-biggest U.S. health insurers 2013 forecast reflects uncertainties that include a flu outbreak, U.S. budget negotiations and implementation of President Obamas health care overhaul.
With the final provisions of the Affordable Care Act slated to take effect in 2014including the implementation of public exchangesemployers are taking a hard look at the impact these changes may have on their benefit programs for 2014 and beyond, and are evaluating the possibility of engaging private exchanges.
Dont miss this web seminar for a lively discussion on the status of public exchanges, the rapidly developing private exchange market, and what it all means to employers.
Topics of discussion will include:
Two of the largest U.S. drugstore chains, said they are running short of influenza vaccines as an earlier and more severe flu season drives up demand from Michigan to New Jersey.
UnitedHealth Group Inc., the largest U.S. provider of medical coverage, will join the Mayo Clinic in a research alliance designed to merge insurance records and medical data to find more efficient ways to deliver care.
The majority of employees still report a lack of confidence in their benefit decisions after open enrollment. Trustnode CEO Kevin Dunn shares ways to improve the process and increase satisfaction with benefit choices.