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More employers join push for value-based healthcare

October 7, 2016  /  Employers, Insurers

More employers are setting up value-based reimbursement and payment arrangements with health insurers and providers to encourage better employee health outcomes and reduce costs, survey data released Tuesday show.

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Employers Slowly Adopt Value-Based Health Benefit Designs

August 24, 2016  /  Employers, Insurers

Employer adoption of value-based health plan designs, which encourage workers to go to quality doctors and hospitals and work to limit overuse of medical services, is slowly taking hold.

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More Employees Are Picking Benefits Online Via Private Exchanges

December 1, 2015  /  Employers, Insurers

The private exchange, which allows employees to navigate health benefits through an online portal, is catching fire among the nation’s employers as it slows healthcare costs by putting more decisions into the hands of workers.

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The Sticks and Carrots of Employee Wellness Programs

October 31, 2015  /  Employers, Insurers

Federal regulations require that employee wellness programs be voluntary. But for some workers, it may not feel that way.

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60% of Employers Will Likely Trigger the Cadillac TaxMost Will Face the Tax in 2018

October 3, 2015  /  Employers, Insurers

Survey Finds Employers Are Shifting Costs and Changing Plan Designs to Avoid the Tax.

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More Angst For Doctors, Hospitals If U.S. Automakers Pool Health Purchasing Power

September 5, 2015  /  Employers, Insurers

The United Auto Workers union and the Detroit automakers are discussing forming a giant purchasing group that would bring all their workers and retirees under the same umbrella when buying health care, promising to put downward pressure on the profits of the doctors and hospitals who serve them.

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Self-Funded Pharmacy Plans Becoming More Popular Among Large Employers

September 4, 2015  /  Employers, Insurers

UBA Survey Finds Self-Funded Pharmacy Plans Have Increased Nearly 30 percent in Five Years.

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A Change To Out-Of-Pocket Health Insurance Limits Irks Employers

August 20, 2015  /  Employers, Insurers

One of the health law’s key protections was putting a cap on how much people can be required to pay out of pocket for medical care each year.

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The Cadillac Tax: U.S. Corporations On A Collision Course With An Escalade-Sized Expense

August 13, 2015  /  Employers, Insurers

The Cadillac Tax got its name because Cadillacs are luxurious and expensive, not because they are huge and made in Detroit. But the annual 40% excise tax on employer-sponsored health plans with annual premiums exceeding $10,200 for individuals or $27,500 for a family starting in 2018 is anything but luxurious.

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Geisinger Medical Center joins Employers Centers of Excellence for spine care

June 9, 2015  /  Employers, Insurers

Geisinger Medical Center was named one of three hospital providers for spine surgery in the Employers Centers of Excellence Network from The Pacific Business Group on Health.

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