The private and public exchanges offer employers an opportunity to help manage costs and provide personalized benefits, but there is no one-size-fits-all solution, industry experts say.
Galen Institutes Grace-Marie Turner talked conservatives view of both employers and brokers at a recent Washington policy conference on health reform alternatives. She shares her conclusions on the Affordable Care Act, next steps on broker compensation, and more.
U.S. Health Insurance Regulator Gary Cohen has long wanted to return home to California, and the end of open enrollment seemed like the perfect time to make that move, he told the media Thursday, two days after announcing his resignation.
Looking toward the end of 2014 open enrollment in the Affordable Care Acts health exchanges, Gary Cohen, director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, said Thursday at an AHIP conference that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is expecting a fairly significant spike in enrollments."
In two employer-focused sessions at AHIPs annual policy conference in Washington this week, the excise tax in the ACA known as the Cadillac tax dominated the list of future concerns for plan sponsors.
Gary Cohen, the top U.S. health insurance regulator accused by congressional Republicans of misleading them before the troubled start of the Obamacare insurance website, will resign.
The tendency for consumers to prefer fewer physician options and lower premiums on the public health insurance exchanges, as chronicled in a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll, may mean an increased number of knocks on brokers doors.
Many employers are turning to private health care exchanges to rein in costs and benefit consulting firms are reaping the benefits, according to a new report from Moodys Investor Services.
Health insurers such as WellPoint Inc. and Humana Inc. stand to gain $5.5 billion next year to cover losses from Obamacare in a program the laws opponents label a bailout.
Facing an end-of-the-month deadline, the U.S. government is increasing efforts to enroll millions more Americans into Obamacare, including appeals from President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle.
The Obama administration last week said it will offer relief to consumers unable to purchase health insurance through state-run exchanges that have been hampered by technical difficulties.
The benefits industry is pushing back against a campaign by some policy-makers to increase federal oversight of self-insured health plans, particularly in regards to the purchasing of stop-loss insurance.
At a Republican think tank-sponsored forum on Thursday, congressmen from the right touted a patient and doctor-focused fix to health reform, but remain split on whether to repeal or make piecemeal changes to the Affordable Care Act. They also voiced concerns about employees ability to make ends meet as a consequence of the law.
Employers are begging for information on compliance with the Affordable Care Act, and as their benefit adviser you can and should offer them guidance or risk losing them to an adviser who will. Attorney Peter Marathas of Proskauer Rose LLP has outlined four ACA issues you should already be discussing with your clients.
Consumers shopping on the Obamacare exchanges are thriftier than the general public, with more picking health plans based on price rather than their choice of doctors, a study found.