Why small employers havent bought into private exchanges yet
A group of Catholic health and educational organizations dont have to comply with a federal Affordable Care Act requirement to provide their employees with contraception coverage, a federal judge in New York ruled.
The government failed to send data to health insurers for about 15,000 people who enrolled in Obamacare through early December, an error corrected last week before it could jeopardize their coverage, the U.S. said.
Theres some good news for those who fear that putting health care financial decisions in the hands of employees might produce nothing but confusion. Instead, a new survey indicates that employees who actively contribute to their HSAs do indeed become more engaged and involved in managing their health.
Employers continue to see a rise in health insurance costs. Annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage reached $16,351 in 2013, up 4% from last year, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) 2013 Employer Health Benefits Survey. So how can employers work to control these costs? A key success factor in reducing health insurance costs is the leaderships commitment to this strategy. Can you find top-down leadership commitment to a long-term program
Time may not be on the side of carriers in their quest to set appropriate rates for 2015 if the 2014 enrollments take longer than expected because of further online technical delays, public apathy or both.
Consulting firm Towers Watson announced today it has bought private health care exchange provider Liazon, which operates the Bright Choices exchange, for $215 million. The deal further validates the private exchange market, says one of Liazon's competitors.
A public employer in California is building its own marketplace to mirror public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act a potential idea for brokers for prospecting.
Flexible spending account advocates expect most employers to embrace rollover provision.
Were living in the age of big data, so why has so little changed in how we make our health insurance decisions, asks Liazon co-founder Alan Cohen. The private exchange entrepreneur makes the case why benefits should meet technology.
As the Obama administration works to fix the technological problems associated with Healthcare.gov, greater issues with the federal health care exchanges remain, said a panel of health care experts Thursday in Washington.
With the online site expected to face difficulties through November, Americans may have only weeks to find replacement coverage, and many may end up paying higher premiums.
A good communications strategy can help your clients get the most from their benefits investment.
More than 300,000 people have visited Kentuckys health-care exchange website, and more than 26,000 people have signed up for plans, with 10,000 more in the process of choosing, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said.
All that we are doing with health care impacts so much more than health care costs, health risk status and use of health care services it impacts the business, explained Bruce Sherman, MD, medical director of Employers Health Coalition.