Health insurance customer experience starts at open enrollment

Healthcare Dive

Why health plan consumer experience matters; from the perspective of a stressed-out son

6 Tips For Choosing The Right Health Insurance Plan

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. 2020 is behind you, and it’s the season to roll up your sleeves, pull out your documents, open your checkbook, and work to choose the right health insurance plan to meet your needs for 2021. […].

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Is Health Insurance Worth It?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. This is a common question for those weighing the options of whether to get insured or not. Over the past few years, affordable health has sparked debate in America and across the world.

CrowdHealth Secures $6M for Community-Powered Alternative to Health Insurance

HIT Consultant

CrowdHealth plans to reinvest that funding back into the company—growing the CrowdHealth community and providing more tools for members that want to take charge of their healthcare and affordably break free from health insurance.

Congressional Proposals for a Federal Public Health Insurance Option

Center for Health Insurance Reform

Democrats in Congress have put forward several proposals to create a public health insurance option over the past decade. Continue reading → The post Congressional Proposals for a Federal Public Health Insurance Option appeared first on Center on Health Insurance Reforms.

The Erosion of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance and Potential Policy Responses

Center for Health Insurance Reform

Employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) covers 160 million Americans, but the adequacy of these plans is in decline. Continue reading → The post The Erosion of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance and Potential Policy Responses appeared first on Center on Health Insurance Reforms.

Nearly 1 in 4 gig workers lacks health insurance, survey finds

Healthcare Dive

A majority of those workers cited affordability as the main barrier to getting coverage, according to a poll from insurance broker Stride Health

How to Build Better Relationships with the Health Insurance & Payer Communities

HIT Consultant

Payers and insurance providers want better patient outcomes due to the high cost of poor health, while health providers want to ensure their patients aren’t overlooked and are appropriately cared for. Jessica Badichek, Chief Informatics and Compliance Officer, MediTelecare.

Using Health Insurance Reform to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes Care

Center for Health Insurance Reform

Even with insurance, diabetic patients can spend thousands of dollars on medication, supplies, and health services. In a new post for the Commonwealth Fund, CHIR experts highlight different approaches states are taking to reduce health care disparities for diabetic patients.

Three Steps to a Successful Health Insurance Exchange

HIT Consultant

Jessica Altman, Pennsylvania’s insurance commissioner sums it up well : “When we talk about bringing something back to state control, that is a real narrative that can appeal to both sides of the aisle. There is nothing political about making health insurance more affordable.”.

In the Past Ten Years, Workers’ Health Insurance Premiums Have Grown Much Faster Than Wages

Health Populi

who benefits from health insurance at the workplace, the annual family premium will average $21,342 this year, according to the 2020 Employer Health Benefits Survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Most workers faced a deductible in their health plan.

COVID vaccine coverage questions abound for health insurers

Fierce Healthcare

COVID vaccine coverage questions abound for health insurers. fdiamond. Thu, 09/08/2022 - 15:37

New Wave of Health Insurers Driving Change for Members and Incumbent Plans

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. A new generation of health insurers has appeared in recent years, gradually gaining momentum in key markets in part by claiming to offer a more modern, digital consumer […].

Proposed Regulations Issued to Substantially Increase Access to Federally Subsidized Health Insurance

Compliance Now

Notably, the rules only impact whether an individual is eligible for federally subsidized health insurance; they DO NOT change the affordability requirements for applicable large employers under the ACA’s employer mandate. Jennifer Berman, CEO, MZQ Consulting. On April 5, 2022, the Administration issued new proposed regulations changing certain aspects of the affordability and minimum value rules under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).

Third Time is the Charm? Proposed Regulations Strengthen Nondiscrimination Protections for Health Insurance Enrollees

Center for Health Insurance Reform

For the third time, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights has proposed rules to effectuate the application of civil rights protections to the health care industry under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.

Health Insurance in Aisle 3: Why a Grocery Chain is Working on Medicare

Health Populi

What kind of organization would be behind this campaign: a healthcare navigator company, an insurance company, or a social services agency? It is, specifically, Midwest Heritage, Hy-Vee’s banking, insurance and investments subsidiary, that will implement the Medicare Aisle program.

Health Insurers Launch Program Designed To Streamline Prior Authorization Process

Healthcare IT Today

A group that includes a major health plan trade group and several individual health insurance carriers has announced plans to simplify and automate the prior authorization process.

Health Insurance Affordability in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Health Populi

healthcare system, first and foremost the nation’s patchwork public health infrastructure and health inequities in mortality rates due to COVID-19. healthcare: the cost of health insurance relative to working Americans’ relatively flat incomes.

California Aims to Maximize Health Insurance Subsidies for Workers During Labor Disputes

Kaiser Health News

This spring, Chevron workers testified that the company revoked health coverage for hundreds of members of the United Steelworkers Local 5 at the Richmond, California, refinery during a strike that ultimately lasted two months.

AMA: 73% of health insurance markets are highly concentrated

Fierce Healthcare

AMA: 73% of health insurance markets are highly concentrated. pminemyer. Tue, 09/28/2021 - 11:19

Audit of the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange Uncovers 44 Unreported Data Breaches

HIPAA Journal

An audit of Connecticut’s Health Insurance Exchange, Access Health CT, by the state auditor has revealed Access Health CT suffered 44 data breaches over the last 3.5

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How Is Technology Giving The Health Insurance Sector A Boost?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) are having a big impact on health care and health insurance, with research by Bain predicting that the revenue obtained from IoT and analytics alone will reach 22 billion […].

October Research Roundup: What We’re Reading

Center for Health Insurance Reform

The leaves may be changing, but the importance of health policy research is evergreen. health insurance coverage, enrollment patterns on- and off-marketplace, and the impact of marketplace enrollment strategies.

The Cost to Cover Health Insurance for a Family in America Is $22,221

Health Populi

and post-pandemic job growth in 2021, the cost of health insurance premiums rose faster than either the price of goods or wages. Figure A shows the family health insurance premium cost-sharing between employers and workers over ten years.

Health insurers can run, but they can’t hide: Tough long COVID coverage decisions on the horizon

Fierce Healthcare

Health insurers can run, but they can’t hide: Tough long COVID coverage decisions on the horizon. fdiamond. Fri, 10/07/2022 - 14:07

Food, Shelter, Health Insurance – #SDOH

Health Blawg

It is often said that social determinants of health are more important than many of the things we think of as more closely associated with health, such as health care services, health literacy, engagement in one’s own health care, adherence to prescribed health care treatment and medication. In some of my recent podcast interviews , I’ve discussed population health with guests on Harlow on Healthcare. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Food, Shelter, Health Insurance – #SDOH

Health Blawg

It is often said that social determinants of health are more important than many of the things we think of as more closely associated with health, such as health care services, health literacy, engagement in one’s own health care, adherence to prescribed health care treatment and medication. In some of my recent podcast interviews , I’ve discussed population health with guests on Harlow on Healthcare. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Delays Extending The American Rescue Plan’s Health Insurance Subsidies Will Raise Premiums And Reduce Coverage

Center for Health Insurance Reform

However, as CHIR's Sabrina Corlette and the Urban Institute's Jason Levitis discuss in this recent Health Affairs Forefront article, the clock is ticking. Health reform Implementing the Affordable Care Act American Rescue Plan premium tax credits state-based marketplace

Epic Partners With Health Insurer To Make Two-Way Data Exchange Possible

Healthcare IT Today

Historically, health insurers have relied on one form of patient data, while providers operated in a different world. Because it lines up with how they do business, health insurance companies have focused on analyzing patient care using claims data.

Health insurers may be using biased machine learning models. Here’s how to fix them

Fierce Healthcare

Health insurers may be using biased machine learning models. Here’s how to fix them. rtorrence. Mon, 02/07/2022 - 18:27

What your small business clients owners really want from their health insurance carriers and how you can help them

Fierce Healthcare

What your small business clients owners really want from their health insurance carriers and how you can help them. jpiatt. Thu, 10/27/2022 - 14:46

The End of the Public Health Emergency Will Prompt Massive Transitions in Health Insurance Coverage: How State Insurance Regulators Can Prepare

Center for Health Insurance Reform

It will be "all hands on deck" for state officials once the public health emergency ends and up to 16 million people face the loss of their Medicaid coverage. Health reform public health emergency

Most health insurers have released their rates. Now, experts detail what they are doing with the data

Fierce Healthcare

Most health insurers have released their rates. Now, experts detail what they are doing with the data. rking. Thu, 07/14/2022 - 15:37

The Patient As Payor: Workers Covered by Employer Health Insurance Spend 11.5% of Household Incomes on Premiums and Deductibles

Health Populi

Workers covered by health insurance through their companies spend 11.5% For 17 states, these health care costs consumed 12 to 16.5% Note that health care stress is felt regardless of income, whether above or below the median family income in America.

Only in America: The Loss of Health Insurance as a Toxic Financial Side Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Health Populi

Census Bureau found that the level of health insurance enrollment fell by 1 million people in 2019 , with about 30 million Americans not covered by health insurance. The coronavirus pandemic has only exacerbated the erosion of the health insured population.

Navigator Guide FAQs of the Week: Family Glitch Fix

Center for Health Insurance Reform

Continue reading → The post Navigator Guide FAQs of the Week: Family Glitch Fix appeared first on Center on Health Insurance Reforms. Implementing the Affordable Care Act American Rescue Plan consumer outreach family glitch health insurance marketplace

Chutes & Ladders—Olive AI loses CFO, CPO, president of health insurer markets following summer layoffs

Fierce Healthcare

Chutes & Ladders—Olive AI loses CFO, CPO, president of health insurer markets following summer layoffs. aburky. Thu, 09/29/2022 - 16:58

The Feds Crack Down on Sham Insurance: New Court Order to Protect Consumers from Deceptive Marketing

Center for Health Insurance Reform

Continue reading → The post The Feds Crack Down on Sham Insurance: New Court Order to Protect Consumers from Deceptive Marketing appeared first on Center on Health Insurance Reforms. CHIR deceptive marketing junk health insurance short term limited duration

Health insurance cards connect to Apple Wallet in Australia

Mobi Health News

Health fund members of four Australian insurance firms can now make claims at any HICAPS terminal in the country by tapping their iPhone or Apple smartwatch

Food, Shelter, Health Insurance – #SDOH

Health Blawg

It is often said that social determinants of health are more important than many of the things we think of as more closely associated with health, such as health care services, health literacy, engagement in one’s own health care, adherence to prescribed health care treatment and medication. In some of my recent podcast interviews , I’ve discussed population health with guests on Harlow on Healthcare. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Food, Shelter, Health Insurance – #SDOH

Health Blawg

It is often said that social determinants of health are more important than many of the things we think of as more closely associated with health, such as health care services, health literacy, engagement in one’s own health care, adherence to prescribed health care treatment and medication. In some of my recent podcast interviews , I’ve discussed population health with guests on Harlow on Healthcare. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Food, Shelter, Health Insurance – #SDOH

Health Blawg

It is often said that social determinants of health are more important than many of the things we think of as more closely associated with health, such as health care services, health literacy, engagement in one’s own health care, adherence to prescribed health care treatment and medication. In some of my recent podcast interviews , I’ve discussed population health with guests on Harlow on Healthcare. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Food, Shelter, Health Insurance – #SDOH

Health Blawg

It is often said that social determinants of health are more important than many of the things we think of as more closely associated with health, such as health care services, health literacy, engagement in one’s own health care, adherence to prescribed health care treatment and medication. In some of my recent podcast interviews , I’ve discussed population health with guests on Harlow on Healthcare. Health Care Law and Consulting.