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Self-Funded Employer Health Plans: Benefits, Pitfalls and Strategies

The majority of Americans receive their health coverage through some type of employer-sponsored insurance, and there are two main types of plans: fully insured and self-funded. Fully insured plans offer health insurance in a more conventional sense, where an employer and its employees pay monthly premiums to an insurer, who then bears the cost of […]

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🌱Hero’s Welcome + Saint-Gobain Controversy + Health plans + Crafts

Good Wednesday, Bedford! Here’s everything going on in town today. First of all, the weather forecast for the day: Sunny today with clouds. High: 45. Low: 31. Rent this space: Are you a local real estate agent, law firm, or business owner? Keep your business in mind in Bedford by becoming a premium local sponsor […]

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Consider signing up for high deductible health plans this FEHB open season

For most federal employees, a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) or Consumer-Focused Health Plan (CDHP) will be one of the cheapest plans to join next year. Both offer registrants pre-funded savings accounts to pay for free health care expenses and preventative care, and most of them have lower premiums than other FEHB plans. However, HDHP […]

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How expanding postpartum Medicaid coverage could affect providers and health plans

Amid ongoing debate over Congressional Democrats’ roughly $ 2 trillion social spending bill, newly available data suggests a policy proposal is under the radar could have a big impact on U.S. medical costs, health care providers, insurers and others providing services to a particular group of patients: new mothers. The measure would extend pregnancy-related Medicaid […]

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Voices from Industry — Health Plans Turn to HIEs While Expanding Population Health Work

It’s a game that works. Like peanut butter and chocolate or Batman and Robin, some things go hand in hand. Health Plans and Health Information Exchange (HIE) are fast becoming one of the most dynamic duos in the healthcare landscape. Like many great partnerships, there was a bit of history of will or not in […]

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Health plans should address health inequalities as part of their core work

HHealthcare businesses and organizations across the country grapple with health inequalities, spurred by devastating disparities in the pandemic’s toll as well as the delay reckoned with the racial injustice that followed. the murder of George Floyd. Some have been there for a while. Others are just getting started. But all of them have a lot […]

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Biden administration demands insurers and health plans to account for prescription drug costs

Photo: Jeff Lagasse / Healthcare Finance News In an interim final rule, the Biden administration now requires private insurers to report prescription drug costs, along with key data, to the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury. This is the fourth rule in a series that departments are issuing to implement the […]

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Sendero Health Plans donates 1,000 turkeys to elderly, disabled and low-income residents of Austin

AUSTIN, Texas, November 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – One week away from Thanksgiving, Sendero Health Plans, Austin’s nonprofit Affordable Care Act health plan, distributed 1,000 whole turkeys last Saturday to help elderly, disabled and low-income Austinians enjoy a little more. these next holidays. Austin, TX – Austin Public Works volunteers prepare more than 16,000 […]

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Federal authorities require health plans to report drug costs under new rule

Payers, employers and other group health plan sponsors must report prescription drug and health coverage costs for consumers under a federal regulation released Wednesday. Plans and issuers must start reporting by December 27, 2021 and submit their information each subsequent year by June 1. 27, 2022. The Interim Final Rule is the fourth regulation to […]

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Registration period open for health plans on the current ACA online portal

Average health insurance rates in Illinois through the Federal Affordable Care Act online marketplace trended for the fourth consecutive year for plans taking effect in January 2022. But in Springfield-In counties across the region, monthly premiums for 2022 ‘silver’ plans will be 10% or more higher than 2021, according to a recent report from the […]