Tag Archives: Cost

Even among the insured, cost of illness can be devastating, Harvard-backed poll finds

Despite the Affordable Care Act’s much-touted expansion of health coverage in the U.S., a first-ever poll of America’s seriously ill demonstrates that insurance alone isn’t enough to protect against the high cost of care. The poll showed that though 91 percent of respondents had health insurance, 53 percent of those with insurance had trouble paying… Read More »

The cost of compliance

First off, I realize that anecdote ≠ evidence, but this seems like a really simple, effective and meaningful way to describe the impact of full ACA-compliance on small group plans: Both Employers A and B are insured with the same carrier, are about the same size and with similar plan designs, and boast a January… Read More »

As Workers’ Healthcare Costs Increase, Employers Look to Telehealth and Wearable Tech to Manage Cost & Health Risks

Family premiums for health insurance received at the workplace grew 5% in 2018: to $ 19,616, according to the 2018 KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). These two trends combine for a 212% increase in workers’ deductibles in the past decade. This is about eight times the growth of… Read More »