A new report suggests young and low-wage workers will face the greatest challenges in terms of health care eligibility and cost. Among employees under age 30, only half participated in their employers health benefits program in 2013, compared to 70% of employees age 40 and older, according to the 2013 ADP Annual Health Benefits Report.
Enrollment in private health insurance exchanges will likely match the public exchanges by 2017, when about 18% of Americans are expected to purchase their plans through the HIX model, according to Accenture research.
The nations largest pension fund and health insurer WellPoint Inc. cut medical costs 19% by capping the price of some surgeries, in the latest sign payers are taking a tougher line against rising hospital claims.
Associate Editor Gillian Roberts chats with experienced broker and adviser Kevin Roberts from the halls of NAHU's annual conference. He says with the ACA around the corner, he hopes more people take advantage of NAHU's resources.
Listen in as Mary Jo Davis, Ceridians VP of product management, discusses the Affordable Care Acts impact on COBRA. Although health reform did not address COBRA directly, the law is likely to have some surprising effects on it. Davis details health exchange myths and how they relate to COBRAs future.
A new study confirms that a majority of large and mid-size U.S. employers are planning to change provider payment models to become more cost effective.
Since its passage in 2008, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act has largely just affected HIPAA notice requirements and wellness plans. But this month the EEOC settled its first case under the law and should serve as a reminder to employers about what it really means.
Direct primary care in health care can help save money in a complicated year for benefit brokers.
The U.S. Senate bill that would take broker compensation out of the medical loss ratio equation hasn't moved in the more than two months since it was introduced. Not surprising given recesses and outings by top administration officials to discuss broader issues, like the budget, in front of Senate committees. But what are the chances of this bill gaining any ground in the 113th Congress?
High-deductible health plans are one route on the path to health plan cost reduction.
Slowed by health reform, medical tourism the practice of seeking lower-cost health care elsewhere is back on track.
Vermont is the first state to divulge rates for public health insurance exchanges. EBA spoke with Mark Larson, commissioner of the department of Vermont health access.
People from Maryland will have 13 insurance companies to choose from on their health insurance exchange, state officials announced this morning. The insurance options for California residents on the states exchange were also announced late last week amid reports that higher premiums may await those individuals.
Aflac Inc., the largest seller of supplemental health insurance, says President Paul Amos II will have expanded duties for Japan operations and investments as the company prepares for the eventual departure of his father, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dan Amos, 61.
Willis North America announces the creation of its own private exchange and InsureXSolutions adds ancillary benefits to its existing product list.