Topic: Healthcare Costs

    Renewal rate too high? What to do about your group plan
    By Emily Kubis on June 18, 2019

      Before you consider cutting your group plan benefits, read this. If you’re a fully-insured employer who just received a huge rate hike on your...

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    How can employers provide better benefits?
    By Emily Kubis on May 29, 2019

    Who do employees blame for high healthcare costs? A new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that four in ten employees report difficulty...

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    Can I drop my group plan?
    By Emily Kubis on May 22, 2019

    The answer is maybe, but should you? If you’ve received a big rate increase on your group health plan recently, you may be wondering if you can...

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    Private insurance plans pay hospitals 241% more than Medicare
    By Emily Kubis on May 13, 2019

    What can employers do to reduce costs? A new study from RAND Health Care reports that private insurance plans pay hospitals 241 percent of what...

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    Employers pay 50% more than Medicare for healthcare
    By Emily Kubis on April 1, 2019

    C-suite sees opportunity to contain costs A new study published by the Harvard Business Review found that employers pay roughly 50 percent more...

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    Healthcare costs rising faster than inflation
    By Emily Kubis on March 27, 2019

    How small employers can cope A new report from the Health Care Cost Institute shows that healthcare spending in the U.S. continues to rise faster...

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    How are benefits brokers paid?
    By Emily Kubis on March 6, 2019

    Questions employers should ask It can be difficult to compare benefits brokers – they generally say the same things when you meet with them, and...

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    Health spending to hit $6 trillion by 2027
    By Emily Kubis on March 4, 2019

    Three ways employers can bend the cost curve National health spending is expected to hit $6 trillion by 2027, rising to nearly 20 percent of GDP, ...

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    What the midterm election means for health care
    By Alex Tolbert on November 19, 2018

    Medicaid expansion, Obamacare and more Unlike the past few U.S. elections, health care did not play a major role in the 2018 midterms. While...

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    Four steps for finding the right health insurance plan in 2019
    By Alex Tolbert on November 6, 2018

    More options for Tennesseans Do you need individual or family health insurance coverage in 2019? Open enrollment is here, which means consumers...

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