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For years we have been telling people that “discounts” are meaningless because the charges used to calculate those discounts are not valid or reliable measures of anything. Now, you don’t have to take our word for it. Medicare has proven it.
Self-funded plans need to communicate with their employees and enrollees about their plans for health reform. If they don’t, others will and the confusion this article shows will get much worse
Private health insurance exchanges like this are sprouting up all over. Add in public exchanges, navigators and the rest and it gets more confusing. Plans will be well advised to communicate with their enrollees to get through all this in one piece.
Many companies with self-funded insurance plans hope to save money through cost-sharing. This webinar explains that these companies may not actually cut costs--and why this happens.
As more employers hope to gain greater control of their group health costs, we are seeing a rise in employers choosing self-funded insurance plans, in particular those with administrative service-only policies.