Health savings accounts, including high-deductible plans, have proved quite popular as almost 17.4 million people now have this type of coverage, according to a new census released by America's Health Insurance Plans.
In the quest to lower costs and improve quality, health insurers increasingly are developing high-value provider networks. Many factors, including reimbursement structures and criteria for provider selection, contribute to successful high-value networks, according to a new report prepared for America's Health Insurance Plans.
The health insurance industry is changing and consumers are at the heart of that transformation. If insurers don't embrace the new consumer, they'll lose their competitive advantage. So it...
Although the Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cover certain preventive services--like health screenings, immunizations and contraceptive services--many aren't interpreting the provision in the same way, reported Politico.
The Affordable Care Act's health tax, which insurers have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars fighting against, might lead to an increased emphasis on wellness and preventive care and thereby lower overall costs.
Up to 90 percent of exchange enrollees have paid their first premiums, major insurers told a congressional panel yesterday. However, they also noted many of the 8 million consumers who signed up through the health insurance exchanges include duplicate enrollments, potentially shattering one of the highlighted achievements of the Affordable Care Act.
America's Health Insurance Plans criticized some of the proposed rulings from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on exchange and insurance market standards for 2015.
Insurers, providers and some of their lobbying groups have issued new recommendations that give payers a leading role in advancing price transparency in healthcare.
Health insurers operating Medicare Advantage plans no longer have to fear impending cuts to the program. Not only did the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services not implement its proposed cuts, it actually increased rates for next year.
Insurers should be allowed to sell high-deductible plans on all health insurance exchanges, says America's Health Insurance Plans President and CEO Karen Ignagni.