Concerns about not having enough health coverage send overall member satisfaction plummeting by 133 points, according to J.D. Power's latest Member Health Plan Study, released today.
To cut costs associated with expanding healthcare coverage, insurers should consider increasing copayments, concluded an article in the Journal of Health Economics.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the final rule for the Basic Health Program, a voluntary Affordable Care Act program for states to cover low-income individuals.
Insurers and their members have more time to adapt to healthcare reform regulations, thanks to the Obama administration again extending noncompliant health plans. The move could ultimately help consumers, Debbie Gordon, vice president of marketing, sales and product strategy at Massachusetts-based Tufts Health Plan, told FierceHealthPayer.
Previously-uninsured people still comprise a small share of total marketplace enrollees, according to survey results from the consulting firm McKinsey & Company and The Urban Institute, but enrollment of the previously-uninsured is inching forward.
After employers offered coverage through a private health exchange, 58 percent of employees chose a plan providing a different level of coverage than their current plan, according to second-year enrollment analysis from Aon Hewitt, released Thursday.
Despite public controversy over narrow networks, plans with smaller networks aren't necessarily bad, according to Ezekiel Emanuel, a former White House health adviser who helped design the Affordable Care Act.
Brokers will increase their role as health insurance advisors in the post-reform market as they help both businesses and individuals, PropertyCasualty360 reported.
How did states' approach to Affordable Care Act implementation influence insurer participation, competition and premiums? To find out, a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation brief compared five actively pro-reform states with three states that have taken only a limited approach to or have not participated in the healthcare reform law.
Many health insurers view price as king, but consumers place more value on other factors of their health coverage, according to a PwC Health Research Institute survey.
Payers increasingly use data to engage customers with their own health and wellness outcomes.
Apparently, fifth time's the charm in Arkansas. That's how many times it took to reauthorize its first-in-the-nation private option to expand Medicaid.
Insurers could gain $5.5 billion next year to cover losses caused by the Affordable Care Act. The money would come from President Obama's 2015 budget and would help insurers that end up with more older, sicker consumers than younger enrollees.
Insurers are striving to provide more than only coverage of healthcare services to survive the shift to a consumer-focused business. They now aim to offer an overall experience for consumers and become a more integral aspect of their daily healthcare decisions, reported Managed Healthcare Executive.
New customer acquisition costs more than retaining existing customers, so building loyalty amoung members is crucial to fiscal health. Here are three steps health insurers can take to build a strong relationship with existing enrollees, culled from a variety of sources.
The healthcare reform law requires maternity coverage and prohibits discrimination against licensed medical providers, but most health plans exclude services provided by midwives and birthing centers, reported Kaiser Health News.
President Obama's 2015 budget, which was released Tuesday, contains steps that will prevent illegal immigrants from obtaining Medicare coverage, including explicitly requiring proof of citizenship as a condition of receiving Medicare coverage.
The White House could announce--possibly as early as this week--that insurers can continue offering policies that don't meet coverage requirements under the Affordable Care Act, sources told The Hill's Healthwatch.