Every bidder for your health plan’s business claims their network of hospitals, doctors and health services will save you money. But how do you know whether that’s true or just marketing hype?
When the annual physical exam identifies a significant health problem, that’s definitely a plus. But what if it leads to a “false positive” test result that results in more tests and possibly even treatment that the patient didn’t need in the first place?
It’s one thing to read about self-funding. But it ’s another to know there’s proof that gives you the “gut level” certainty that self-funding’s advantages are real. If you’re thinking about self-funding, you might be reassured by this list of three ways to know that self-funding savings are for real.
Every year, The Alliance uses its stop-loss carrier project to help you get better discounts. I wanted to learn more about stop-loss insurance (also known as reinsurance) and how it impacts our members. So I turned to Member Services Manager Mike Roche for answers about stop-loss insurance and how The Alliance makes a difference in members’ stop-loss rates.
President Trump, with Republican majorities in the Senate and House, has vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare).
In a recent article produced by Employee Benefit News, they outline the 2016 requirements employers are subject to meet under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 and 6056. The requirements apply to employers that sponsor self-insured plans that provide minimum essential coverage regardless of size and applicable large employers (ALEs).