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- Managing health care costs. // Business Insurance;12/11/2000, Vol. 34 Issue 50, p8
Comments on how employers can manage the increasing costs for group health care in the United States. Expected continued increase in costs in year 2001; Several options available to companies to minimize the impact of medical inflation on group health plans; Shift of the burden of increased...
- Families gain more health plan choices. // Employee Benefit News;04/01/2000, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p56
Reports that United States employees gained more choices among health plans in 1999, according to a report issued by the Center for Studying Health System Change. Percentage of families that were offered employer-sponsored health coverage in 1998-1999; Details on the report; Percentage of...
- No health cost hike seen for workers. Katz, David M. // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag;09/14/98, Vol. 102 Issue 37, p21
Discusses employee benefit expert Paul Fronstin's prediction that employers will not pass health care benefit cost increases to employees even though inflation may be entering the market in the year 2000. Growth of provisions in which individuals share the costs of their health care; Downward...
- Guides Designed to Find Health Value. // Health Data Management;Jul2007, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p24
The article reports on two new guides, titled "Value-Driven Health Care: A Guidance for State Employee Benefits Purchasers" and "Value-Driven Health Care: A Guide for State Medicaid Agencies," released by the Leapfrog Group in the U.S. The employer consortium created the guides in cooperation...
- Health-care costs dominate employee benefit concerns. // Best's Review;Mar2000, Vol. 100 Issue 11, p118
Reveals that rising health care costs are the top concern of employee benefit professionals in the United States. Impact of growth of pharmacy benefit costs; Employers' expectation of attracting and retaining employees through their employee benefit programs.
- Do I have a choice? Clifford, Stephanie // Inc.;Sep2005, Vol. 27 Issue 9, p40
Deals with the rise of managed competition programs for health plan providers in the U.S. Concept of managed competition; Benefits of managed competition programs to employees and employers in the country; Problems confronting business owners regarding health plans in the country.
- Health Plans Reaching Out To Stakeholders. Bell, Allison // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;1/3/2000, Vol. 104 Issue 1, p2
Focuses on the initiatives to improve the U.S. health care finance system. Factors that influence the health benefit strategy; Insurance coverage for employees; Variation in the service and satisfaction levels among markets; Efforts of the Health Insurance Association of America to deal with...
- SHED A TIER. Grayson, Mary // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jun2002, Vol. 76 Issue 6, p8
Comments on the concept of insurance tiering for health care benefits in the U.S. Advantage of tiered health benefits; Implications of the issue on employers and insurers; Forecast increase of the nation's uninsured persons.
- Health Savings Accounts Offer Better Alternatives. Tornga, Timothy J. // Grand Rapids Business Journal;3/8/2004, Vol. 22 Issue 10, p28
Explains that health savings accounts (HSAs) offer better alternatives to employees regarding health care plans in the U.S. Advantages of the HSAs; Comparison of the HSAs with the medical flexible spending accounts (FSAs); Major drawback of FSAs; Discussion of the high deductible health-care plan.