StrategyEmployers Are Scaling Back Their Dependence On High-Deductible Health Plans
In a tight labor market, offering a more generous plan with a lower deductible can be an attractive recruitment tool.
FinanceHealthCare.gov Premiums For 'Benchmark' Silver Plan to Fall 4% in 2020
However, HHS says health insurance remains largely unaffordable to non-subsidized consumers.
FinanceAnnual Family Premiums for Employer Plans Now Top $20K
Average deductibles now at $1,655, double the average of a decade ago.
FinanceUnsubsidized Household ACA Premiums Top $1,400 Per Month
Meanwhile, deductibles for families and individuals dropped by more than 6%.
StrategyHouse Dems Press HHS, Citing Internal Memo That Warned Against ACA Changes
The memo from CMS Administrator Seema Verma acknowledged last year that three potential changes would result in 1.1 million fewer...
FinanceCalifornia Gov. Newsom Proposes Penalty To Fund Health Insurance Subsidies
The Democratic governor is proposing a tax penalty on Californians who don't have health insurance ? similar to the unpopular...
FinanceMedicare Advantage Premiums Fall 33% in Q1
When zero-dollar premium plans were removed, costs still dropped by 13%, according to a survey from eHealth.
FinanceCritics Warn Premiums Will Rise Under CMS' Tweaked 2020 Subsidy Formula
The agency said its methodology will better reflect the individual market. Critics said the change may not be legally justified.
StrategyHealth Plans For State Employees Use Medicare's Hammer On Hospital Bills
States are moving to control costs of employee health plans, and it's triggering alarm from hospitals. The strategy: Use Medicare...
GAO Examines Claims Costs, Participation in ACA Marketplace
Federal auditors examined the claims costs of payers participating in exchanges, and the factors driving exchange participation, premiums, and plan...
StrategyCMS Mulls Medicaid Block Grants Via Waivers
The change, long sought by Republicans through failed legislative efforts, could make a big difference for states who take advantage...
ACA Premiums Costlier in Rural America
A lack of competition among payers and providers in rural areas means consumers who live there have fewer, more-costly coverage...