Revenue CycleLower Premiums but Higher Out-of-Pocket Costs? Consumers Will Take the Risk.
A new report shows an 11-percentage-point drop in the share of marketplace enrollees buying silver plans after the Trump Administration's...
StrategyEmployers Stressing Virtual Care, Mental Wellness Amid COVID-19 Uncertainty
Including premiums and out-of-pocket costs for employees and dependents, the total cost of healthcare is estimated to average $14,769 per...
StrategyHealth Insurance Survey Finds Widespread Coverage Gaps, Financial Stress
Many of the more than 4,000 people surveyed by the Commonwealth Fund said their care costs are a significant and...
FinanceCovered California Announces Record-Low Rate Hike for 2021
Some industry observers had called for rate cuts, given the windfall health plans have reaped so far this year from...
FinanceDon't Count on Lower Premiums Despite Pandemic-Driven Boon for Insurers
Numerous insurers across the country have announced plans to hike rates next year, though some have proposed cuts.
FinanceUnsubsidized Families Face More than $25K in Annual Premiums and Deductibles Buying ACA Plans
The average monthly premium for an individual was $456, according to the survey, up 68% since 2014.
FinancePublic Option Could Lower Premiums But Not Raise Insured Rate
The RAND study estimated that premiums for public plans could be 10% to 27% lower than those for private plans...
StrategyHealth Insurers Prosper as COVID-19 Deflates Demand for Elective Treatments
Insurers say that while that falloff in claims for non-COVID care is offsetting for now many insurers' costs associated with...
FinanceMost Payers Waiving COVID-19 Costs, Don't Expect Premiums to Rise Next Year
Sixty percent of insurers are also offering a premium deferral program for patients infected by COVID-19, according to a recent...
FinanceAs ACA Marketplaces Stabilize, Premiums Drop
An Urban Institute study found that 31 states saw a decline in premium costs for their lowest-price silver plan.
FinanceRural Subsidy-Eligible ACA Enrollees See Biggest Premium Declines
Monthly premiums fell from $288 in 2017 to $162 in 2019 for subsidy-eligible enrollees in rural markets.
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.