The end of the health insurance carrier

2018-10-01T15:02:44+00:00

This article was published on September 27, 2018 on Employee Benefit News, written by Nelson Griswold. More than six years ago, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini proclaimed that “the end of insurance companies, the way we’ve run the business in the past, is here.” At the very least, it’s the beginning of the end for these [...]

The end of the health insurance carrier2018-10-01T15:02:44+00:00

Want to tackle rising health costs? Consider self-funding ancillary lines

2018-02-09T14:56:33+00:00

This article was published on February 05, 2018 on Employee Benefit News, written by Liisa Granfors-Hunt. If your medical plan is fully insured, switching to self-funding (and covering catastrophic claims) can be downright intimidating, even with stop-loss insurance. That’s why many employers are sticking a toe in the financial risk pool by self-funding one or [...]

Want to tackle rising health costs? Consider self-funding ancillary lines2018-02-09T14:56:33+00:00

Congress Must Preserve CT Employers’ Right to Self-Insure

2017-12-19T16:41:25+00:00

This article appeared on HartfordBusiness.com on December 18, 2017 from Brooks Goodison, President of Diversified Group. Connecticut health insurers recently announced their 2018 premiums. Employers won’t like them. Rates for some small business plans will rise more than 25 percent. That follows an average increase of 5 percent last year. Many Connecticut firms are understandably [...]

Congress Must Preserve CT Employers’ Right to Self-Insure2017-12-19T16:41:25+00:00

Amid Uncertainty in Health Care, the Forecast for Self-Funding with an Independent TPA Remains Very Positive

2017-11-07T16:03:47+00:00

The 2018 Forecast for TPAs & Self-Funding, recently released by the Society of Professional Benefit Administrators (SPBA), expects factors to fuel continued growth and expansion by TPAs and self-funded health benefit plans in the coming year. The most significant of these factors is a growing demand by today's workforce for more personalized benefit offerings that [...]

Amid Uncertainty in Health Care, the Forecast for Self-Funding with an Independent TPA Remains Very Positive2017-11-07T16:03:47+00:00

Healthcare Hiring Slows

2017-08-31T14:57:12+00:00

The Altarum Center for Sustainable Health Spending reports a significant drop in health hiring, pricing and spending during the first five months of this year. On average, 22,000 jobs per month were added by hospitals and ambulatory care facilities, compared to 32,000 per month during the same period in 2016. While the healthcare sector continues [...]

Healthcare Hiring Slows2017-08-31T14:57:12+00:00

Saving Private Health Insurance

2017-03-23T14:26:44+00:00

The biggest gamble in the House health-care bill is whether it includes enough reform to arrest the current death spiral in the individual insurance market.

Saving Private Health Insurance2017-03-23T14:26:44+00:00

Study Shows a 36.8% Increase for Self-Insured Plans In Private-Sector Establishments & More…

2016-08-26T16:03:47+00:00

A recent Notes article from Employee Benefit Research Institute (ebri.org) examines 1996-2015 trends in self-insured health plans among private-sector establishments offering health plans and among their covered workers, with a particular focus on 2013 to 2015, so as to assess whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) might have affected these trends. The data comes from [...]

Study Shows a 36.8% Increase for Self-Insured Plans In Private-Sector Establishments & More…2016-08-26T16:03:47+00:00

Unfortunately, Businesses Choosing to ‘Start Up’ in New York Will Have to Start Without Affordable Health Care

2016-05-20T19:28:18+00:00

It's amazing how states spend millions of dollars to try and attract new businesses. They run impressive TV commercials offering 10 year state tax exemptions to "start-ups" that accept their invitation to launch their business in their state. Only problem is when the start-up locates there, they discover that the same governing body that is [...]

Unfortunately, Businesses Choosing to ‘Start Up’ in New York Will Have to Start Without Affordable Health Care2016-05-20T19:28:18+00:00

Brooks Goodison Comments on State Interference with Self-Insurance in Self Insurer Magazine

2016-05-10T21:40:48+00:00

The May, 2016 issue of The Self-Insurer magazine, Outside the Beltway article discusses how various states - and agencies within states - are challenging self-insured plans through claims tax schemes, limits on stop-loss insurance, demands for propriety data and other burdens. Brooks Goodison, President of Diversified Group, contributed insight, citing specific examples of state burdens [...]

Brooks Goodison Comments on State Interference with Self-Insurance in Self Insurer Magazine2016-05-10T21:40:48+00:00

Survey Finds Working With Independent TPAs Is Preferred

2016-05-05T20:20:02+00:00

MyHealthGuide Source: Kevin Weinstein, 4/28/2016, Valence Health – To view this article in the MyHealthGuide e-newsletter, please click here. Valence Health, a leading provider of clinical integration, population health, and value-based solutions and services, and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources (ASHHRA), announced new research indicating that healthcare providers increasingly use their employee health [...]

Survey Finds Working With Independent TPAs Is Preferred2016-05-05T20:20:02+00:00