With public exchanges, it could open employers up to legal concerns, says professional development advocate Brian Hicks. He says now is the time to use a trusted adviser to move to private exchange.
The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury released proposed regulations on how religious organizations should apply the contraceptive coverage requirements under PPACA, alleviating some concerns religious organizations had previously expressed.
The share of Americans who get health benefits through work dropped to 60% in 2011, continuing a decade-long slide that highlights the challenges facing President Barack Obamas insurance overhaul.
American International Group Inc. and the U.S. asked a judge to dismiss claims in a lawsuit by former AIG Chief Executive Officer Maurice Hank Greenberg challenging the governments bailout.
Transforming employees experience with their health care can pay big dividends, particularly as the benefits industry moves toward a more consumer-driven model, says one official with a health assistance and advocacy company.
Humana Inc. led medical insurers higher in trading today after the U.S. government reversed a decision to cut a key Medicare payment rate, offering them an increase instead.
Consumers and some health insurers, led by Aetna, Inc., say the facility fees charged by many of the new ERs arent justified and lack transparency.
Humana Inc. and UnitedHealth Group Inc. rose after congressional researchers said the U.S. Medicare program has the authority to raise payments to insurers.
Communicating ahead of open enrollment is both a broader and a more specific challenge in a post-health care reform world. One expert at Univers talks about how she is prepping her clients and tips for how employers should plan.
Patti Walsh, a vice president of sales at UnitedHealth Group, discusses incentives and disincentives for wellness programs with one of their organization's recent initiatives as an example - back and ortho pain.
New legislation was issued last night in the Senate that would remove broker compensation from the MLR calculation.
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.