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[Opinion] American Academy of Actuaries Comment Letter to IRS on Proposed Regs for HRAs and Other Account-Based Group Health Plans (PDF)
Cash Flow Dynamics and Family Health Care Spending: Evidence from Banking Data
[Opinion] Evaluating the Administration's Health Reimbursement Arrangement Proposal
CMS Announces 2019 Pass-Through Funding For State Waivers
Health Insurer, Employer Groups Call on Congress to End Surprise Billing
Handling Health Claims: Traditional Carriers vs. TPAs
Top Health Industry Issues of 2019: The New Health Economy Comes of Age (PDF)
How Carrier Negotiations Could Disrupt Your Health Insurance
Two Hundred Years of Health and Medical Care: The Importance of Medical Care for Life Expectancy Gains
Cost of Employer Insurance a Growing Burden for Middle-Income Families
CMS Office of the Actuary Releases 2017 National Health Expenditures
Trends That Could Impact Health Plans, Hospitals, and Patients in 2019
Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Highlights from the Proposed Rule
[Opinion] New Report by HHS, DOL and Treasury Department on Healthcare Reform
Sources of Health Care Spending Growth Are Hard to Identify
[Opinion] Could Telehealth Increase the Price of Health Care?
[Guidance Overview] Review of 2018 Developments for Health and Welfare Plans (PDF)
Experiences Under the ACA Suggest Association Health Plans Could Harm the Small-Group Insurance Market
Reforming America's Healthcare System Through Choice and Competition (PDF)
Economic Analysis of 'Medicare for All'
Text of CMS Updated Summary Report on Permanent Risk Adjustment Transfers for the 2017 Benefit Year (PDF)
Study Charts Recent Spike in Telehealth Usage, Particularly Within Primary Care
[Official Guidance] New CMS Online Tool Displays Cost Differences for Certain Surgical Procedures
In Health Insurance Wastelands, Rosier Options Crop Up For 2019
Self-Funding Can Give Employers More Control Over Every Aspect of Their Medical Insurance Programs (PDF)
The Market Disruptor of Health Plans
[Official Guidance] Text of IRS Notice 2018-88: Section 4980H -- Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage, and Section 105 -- Amounts Received Under Accident and Health Plans (PDF)
Employer Health Benefit Costs Predicted to Be Lower in 2019
Healthcare Costs for Employer-Sponsored Healthcare Plans Will Continue to Outpace General Inflation
Poor Health Costs U.S. Employers $530 Billion
[Opinion] Solutions to Lower Premiums for Hardworking Americans Who Buy Their Own Coverage (PDF)
Some Are Skeptical of North Carolina's Reference-Pricing Move
Realizing the Promise of Telemedicine for Employers
Federal Mental Health Parity After 10 Years: Toward a Data-Driven Approach to Compliance
2019: The Year Health Insurance Prices Go Down
Attributing Medical Spending to Conditions: A Comparison of Methods
[Official Guidance] Text of CMS Final Administrative Order: Basic Health Program
Big Change Ahead for Medicare -- and Employers Will Feel It, Too
Federal Circuit Declines to Rehear Risk Corridors Case
[Opinion] Trends in Health Premiums: Stairway to Hell (With Apologies to Led Zeppelin)
2019 Global Medical Trends Survey Report
PCORI Fee Increases to $2.45 per Covered Life
Estimating the Potential Health Care Savings of Reference Pricing (PDF)
[Opinion] To Control Health Care Costs, Employers Should Form Purchasing Alliances
Employers Becoming More Active in Healthcare Claims Management
Untangling Coverage Choices as Sign-Up Season Starts Under ACA
Employer-Sponsored Health Plan Costs in Virginia Outpace U.S. Average
Evaluating Stop Loss Coverage: Questions Self-Funded Health Plans Must Ask
90% of Health Plans Think the Use of Alternative Payment Models Will Increase
Change the Trajectory of Your Group Health Plan's Cost and Quality Outcomes
2017 Health Insurance Enrollment: Little Net Change, But Large Drop in Non-Group Coverage
CMS Market Saturation and Utilization Data Tool
Seattle Startup Raises $50 Million for AI Virtual Doctor Visits
Affordability Concerns Lead More Employers to 'Future-Focused' Strategies to Manage Health Cost
Employer Medical Costs Around the World Expected to Rise at Nearly Triple the Rate of Inflation in 2019
How Important Is Price Variation Between Health Insurers?
Health Plan Choice and Premiums in the 2019 Federal Health Insurance Exchange (PDF)
[Opinion] The Health of the Small-Group Insurance Market
Make Sure Your Health Plan is Affordable When Setting Premiums for 2019
CBO's Health Insurance Simulation Model: Overview of Planned Updates
 
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