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Data questions predictions of sky-high 2016 health insurance rate hikes

Reports that predict sky-high health insurance rates in 2016 may not tell the whole story, according to a new analysis.

Exchange plans cover more leading cancer centers than expected

Insurers have included prominent cancer centers in their health insurance exchange plans more often than initially estimated, according to a new survey from Avalere Health.

Alternative quality care contracts can be 'backbone' for payment reform

The alternative quality care contract that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has had in place since 2009 could serve as a payment reform "backbone" for other insurers as they increasingly reward quality, efficient care, according to a new report from Avalere Health.

Avalere identifies 4 trends affecting payers in 2015

The healthcare industry continues to evolve in the post-Affordable Care Act market. A new Avalere Health report has summarized four key trends that will impact insurers this year as they update their business models to remain profitable and competitive.

Healthcare.gov enrollment to reach 10.5M by 2015, Avalere says

Enrollment in Healthcare.gov is expected to reach 10.5 million people by the end of next year, according to an analysis from Avalere Health. That's higher than the White House estimate of 9.1 million enrollees but lower than the Congressional Budget Office's prediction of 13 million.

Insurance exchange customers pick higher-premium plans

Premiums are up but deductibles are down in the early weeks of open enrollment for consumers using the federal exchange to shop for unsubsidized plans,  according to survey data released by eHealth Inc.

Insurers raise 2015 premiums to make up for under-priced exchange plans last year

Insurers have increased premiums for the most popular plans sold on the health insurance exchanges after under-pricing the policies last year.

Insurance issues debated in midterm elections

Medicaid and Medicare continue to be campaign issues in the eleventh hour of the midterm legislative and gubernatorial campaigns, and recent headlines suggest payers eyeing Medicaid profits hope for Democratic victories. 

Report: Copper exchange plans would save billions

Insurers hoping to have the option of selling a new plan on the health insurance exchanges just got a boost for their cause: The so-called "copper plans" could reduce federal healthcare spending by $5.8 billion over the next 10 years, according to an analysis released Tuesday from Avalere Health.

Cost sharing varies widely for low-income exchange members

Insurers have varying interpretations of meeting cost-sharing requirements under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new analysis from consulting firm Avalere Health.