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.
Avalere Healths Elizabeth Carpenter urges everyone to remember the big picture, not just the Obamacare marketplace, but also on the broader health care system and how things are evolving.
As health care plans are continuing to increase the amount of employee choice in benefits, some in the retirement industry say the only way people will save is if choice is restricted. EBAs Health Plan Adviser of the Year and Retirement Adviser of the Year discuss.
Critics say technology glitches showed public exchanges were not ready for opening day. Proponents of health reform said server-crashing traffic to exchange sites were proof of strong interest. Here's a more objective rundown of learnings from the opening of public exchanges, offered by Kev Coleman, director of Data & Research for Healthpocket.
Pharmacy benefit management specialists say that as prices skyrocket, more and more employers will narrow pharmacies and prescriptions for their employees.
Creating a smart consumer takes more than health care reform and adopting a consumer-driven health plan.
In the not-so-distant future small employers may stop offering employer-sponsored health coverage because employees will demand it, said a speaker at the Workplace Benefits Summit in New Orleans Monday.
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The four-year slowdown in U.S. health care spending will end next year, and there is no sign the Affordable Care Act will significantly curb the acceleration in costs, government actuaries said in a report.
Time Warner Inc. yesterday said it would steer retired workers toward a privately run exchange, days after a similar announcement by International Business Machines Corp.
EBA spoke with Dennis McGuire, CEO of Codebaby (pictured), and Shan Fowler, director of marketplace product management of Benefitfocus, about the company's partnership for avatar software on Benefitfocus's exchange, the future of tech in the benefits biz and more.
A recent delay on out-of-pocket spending could be complicated for those who think they have a single-vendor system, should their health care provider and pharmacy be considered separate internally.
Despite the modest increase rising health care costs remain a serious concern for U.S. employers, said Helen Darling, the groups president and CEO.
Experts from Aon Hewitt and Digital Insurance who have private exchanges say communicating early and