For years, we’ve heard that health care in our region is low cost (at least by comparison) and high quality. Turns out, that may be true for those who receive Medicare, but not necessarily for the rest of us.
Over the last year, my sister and I helped our mom move to Madison from Rockford, Ill. where she lived for the last 40 years. She’s 88 and has an array of health concerns; we all wanted to live closer together. While we knew that she was having some short-term memory issues, we didn’t realize until she moved that she had dementia, and perhaps Alzheimer’s.
As we inch closer to the implementation of the excise tax, employers are getting calls from vendors selling products that promise cost savings. As with traveling home repair companies after a wind storm, it’s important to read the fine print and to ask questions about how these “savings” are created.
The Alliance has joined a coalition to “Fight the 40” – a diverse, national consortium of employers, health plans and union groups organized by The American Benefits Council which aims to repeal the 40 percent excise tax slated to take effect in 2018.
The Alliance is launching Project 360, our triennial market research and membership survey.