Health Plan Business

From Health Plan Week - Over the past 20 years, more than $150 billion in venture capital (VC) has been invested in the health care sector, according to the 2016 MoneyTree Report released Jan. 11 by PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights. Investments in the last three months of 2016, however, dropped 43%, while overall investments declined 26% from the third quarter of the year. Read more

From Health Plan Week - Health insurance rates in the group market have remained relatively stable over the past several years. However, little has been done to impact the cost of medical care, and employers in 2017 will push health insurers for more savings. As the economy has grown more robust, employers are looking to grow their business and want to rein in employee benefit costs, says Cary Badger, a former Regence Group executive who is… Read more

Health Plan Business Blog

By Steve Davis - January 23, 2017
On Dec. 31, I ended my first year with a health savings account (HSA). While my premiums plummeted when I switched from an HMO to a high-deductible health plan (HDHP), nearly all of that premium savings was used for unexpected medical expenses, including back-to-back ER visits for my overly active...
By - October 18, 2016
Amid media attention on the concerns of high-deductible health plan (HDHP) members that they pay full freight for their prescriptions while the health plan or employer sponsor (in a self-insured model) receives rebates on these same drugs, consultants in the field explain that the nuances of the...
By - June 6, 2016
If you were in charge of a U.S. health insurer, what issue would make you lose sleep as you peer ahead to the rest of 2016 and into next year? When a pair of consultants and a noted lawyer were asked that question, they produced a list of challenges for health insurers that amounted to a virtual...

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