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Web Exclusive: CMS Releases Value-Based Purchasing Incentive Plan
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a long-awaited proposal on so-called value-based purchasing...
CA insurance commissioner to Blue Shield: Delay rate hike
California's new insurance commissioner called Thursday for health insurer Blue Shield of California to delay...
Blue Shield of CA seeks rate hikes of up to 59% for individuals
Another big California health insurer has stunned individual policyholders with huge rate increases---this time it's...
Shifting Costs onto Consumers May Create Long-term Problems
Shifting healthcare costs to the individual will save money in the short-term, but could have long-range cost...
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida to offer employees only one health plan
While insurers nationwide say it's important that healthcare reform offer people plenty of insurance alternatives, Blue...
What are Health Plan Executives Thinking?
Health leaders spend most of their time in their own silos. One only needs to view the current health reform debate to...
Health Insurance Cost Tipping Point Inches Closer
Though businesses are transferring more health costs onto employees, health insurers and employers have to be careful...
AHIP: Health Savings Account Enrollment Reaches 8 Million
Eight million Americans are covered by health savings account-eligible insurance plans, an increase of nearly 2 million...
Magazine: The CDHP Trickle
A lack of consumer understanding has contributed to the glacial growth of consumer-driven plans. Can better information...
Health savings accounts expand as care costs rise
Health savings accounts (HSAs) have become an increasingly popular tool as a way to decrease healthcare costs. Nineteen...