Topic: Self Insure

    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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    Group health premiums going up? Consider self-funding
    By Emily Kubis on August 3, 2018

      Getting a big rate increase?  If you are receiving a big rate increase on next year’s group health plan, it may be time to consider a different...

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    Getting a big premium increase? How claims might be affecting your group plan
    By Emily Kubis on July 23, 2018

      How auto-adjudication can lead to premium increases Auto-adjudication isn’t a term most employers are familiar with, but it can be a factor in...

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    What is stop-loss coverage?
    By Emily Kubis on July 20, 2018

      How self-funded employers cover high claims Are you an employer or business leader considering self-insuring your company’s health plan? Some...

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    Renewal rate too high? What to do about your group plan
    By Emily Kubis on May 23, 2018

      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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