In a white paper released by Change Healthcare, 91 percent of employees with families and 65 percent of employees overall would have spent less under a CDHP than a PPO. Families averaged $140 per month in savings.
This Consensus Statement was prepared by a Joint Committee of the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), American Cancer Society (ACS) and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN), American Diabetes Association, and American Heart Association (AHA). This was reviewed and approved by
As you know, we’ve been following MetLife’s research for quite a while. We created Tip Sheets that are all about effective benefits communication for their Open Enrollment Toolbox, and we use the data from their annual Study of Employee Benefits Trends in our White Paper and CFO Infographic.
The implementation of the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) remains one of the most complex and least understood aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. To help provide clarity to state policymakers, employers, brokers and health plans, the nation’s leader in developing and administering health insurance exchange
Under the Affordable Care Act, individual health insurance will probably become more generous and more like employment-related insurance. Currently, individual insurance typically has less generous benefits than employment-related insurance. This study compared out-of-pocket spending on health care between individual and employment-related insurance, controlling for numerous characteristics such as health status.
The federal agencies responsible for implementing the health reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), issued final regulations relating to the requirement that insurers and plan sponsors distribute four-page "plain English" benefit summaries to health plan enrollees.
ADP survey reveals wellness programs are part of a human resource strategy for many large and midsized employers to improve employee health and control costs, but majority don’t measure return on investment
he Care Continuum Alliance (CCA) released a policy paper that recommends core components for programs to deliver integrated, coordinated care for people who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid coverage dual eligibles.
Employer-sponsored health risk assessments (HRA) may include laboratory tests to provide evidence of disease and disease risks for common medical conditions. We evaluated the ability of HRA-laboratory testing to provide new disease-risk information to participants.
Employers are continually searching for ways to improve the health of their employees, control health care costs while still providing quality health care and provide benefits that their employees will truly value.
In recent months, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) have emerged as vocal critics of the drug industry's reliance on copay cards, coupons, and other tools to help patients offset the cost of innovative brand-name medicines.
The Self-Insurance Institute of America Inc. (SIIA) announced the release of a new white paper, entitled Self-Insured Group Health Plans, Stop-Loss Insurance & Adverse Selection, which has been published to correct inaccurate information state and federal policy-makers have been provided about how the self-insurance marketplace operates.
To understand how health care is financed in the United States, you must start with the flow of money into and out of the employer-sponsored insurance system, which covers almost 60 percent of the US population under age 65.
A powerful combination of factors has converged on health care in ways that will influence how consumers choose and use medical services. Rising costs, information transparency, and information technology set today’s stage for consumer choice.
What a difference less than a year can make. Unlike the start of 2011, the Incentive Research Foundation’s (IRF) latest survey of incentive industry trends finds planners struggling with the effects of an economy caught in a slow recovery.
SEVENTH ANNUAL SURVEY: This Issue Brief presents findings from the 2011 EBRI/MGA Consumer Engagement in Health Care Survey. This study is based on an online survey of 4,703 privately insured adults ages 21-64 to provide nationally representative data regarding the growth of consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs) and high-deductible health plans
How have attitudes about health care changed since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? This “AEI Special Report: Health Care Polls” examines the evidence and compares the poll results.