Topic: Self Insure

    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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    One out of seven patients receive surprise bills
    By Emily Kubis on April 17, 2019

    Surprise bills frustrate employees and are challenging for employers to address According to a new study by the Health Care Cost Institute,...

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    What is reference-based pricing?
    By Emily Kubis on April 8, 2019

     How employers can save money on healthcare costs What is reference-based pricing? This term refers to a healthcare cost containment strategy used...

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    How many small employers are self-funding?
    By Emily Kubis on January 28, 2019

    Opportunity for small groups to contain costs Just thirteen percent of small employers are self-funding their benefits plan, compared to 81...

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    Family premiums for employer plans top nearly $20,000
    By Emily Kubis on October 17, 2018

      Costs outpace wages, inflation Annual family premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose five percent to $19,616 in 2018, according to...

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    How employers can lower group health plan claims
    By Emily Kubis on October 15, 2018

      Three ways to lower claim costs As healthcare prices continue to rise, most employers would like to have more control over their group health...

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    Are hospitals driving drug costs for employers?
    By Emily Kubis on September 28, 2018

      Study puts blame on hospital markups Who is responsible for high healthcare costs, and high pharmaceutical costs in particular? The back and...

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    Tips to reduce out-of-network claims
    By Emily Kubis on September 24, 2018

      Out-of-network claims increase cost pressure on employers A new study released by the Kaiser Family Foundation reports that nearly one in five...

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    Group benefits: What is level-funding?
    By Emily Kubis on September 21, 2018

      An alternative healthcare financing option for small employers who’ve historically been fully-insured Most employers have more choices than they...

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    Employees blame insurers for surprise medical bills
    By Emily Kubis on September 17, 2018

      How employers can help A majority of Americans have received a surprise medical bill in the last year, and a new study provides some insight...

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