The Health Benefits Trap
- What's Ahead for Health Insurance in the United States? Fuchs, Victor R. // New England Journal of Medicine;6/6/2002, Vol. 346 Issue 23, p1822
Discusses the outlook for health insurance in the U.S. as of June, 2002. Proposed type of health insurance that will shift the burden of health care costs from employees who use little care to those who use more; Erosion of the concept of social insurance with the rise of private insurance...
- Health insurers project cost increases for remainder of 1999. // Corporate Board;Sep/Oct99, Vol. 20 Issue 118, p28
Cites results of Buck Consultants' survey of United States health insurers about their projection of medical care costs during the second half of 1999.
- No! Next! Stokes, Bruce // National Journal;9/22/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 36, p1
The article offers information about health insurance companies in the U.S. Health insurance company payrolls in the country increased by 52% in the last 10 years according to the Economic Policy Institute. A 2003 study published in the "New England Journal of Medicine" found that private U.S....
- Strategies for Changing Members' Behavior to Reduce Unnecessary Health Care Costs. Mathews, Christopher J. // Benefits Magazine;Sep2013, Vol. 50 Issue 9, p22
The article reports that health care plan sponsors, fund offices and trustees in the U.S. can minimize health care costs in 2013 by helping plan members address personal behavior patterns. It explains that behavioral improvement prevents plan members from damaging their health. It talks about...
- Co-Ops Can Help Cure Health Ins. Woes. Weber, Teri; Cassell, John // National Underwriter / P&C;8/9/2010, Vol. 114 Issue 28, p32
The article discusses the important role played by captive insurance companies to small- to medium-sized business enterprises (SMEs) in response to the escalating health care cost in the U.S. It states cites the health reform bill signed by President Barack Obama which left SMEs struggling to...
- Redirecting Health Coverage. Grossman, Robert J. // HR Magazine;Jun2009, Vol. 54 Issue 6, p50
The article focuses on the partnership of Humana with its employees to create a consumer-directed health care plan for itself and its U.S. clients and reduce medical costs. Its chief human resource (HR) officer Bonnie Hathcock created a team to restructure its health plans based on the business...
- What employers can do to ease health care costs. Khasru // Fairfield County Business Journal;11/22/99, Vol. 38 Issue 47, p3
Discusses the steps United States employers can do to ease health care costs. Includes cash incentives for employees who opt out of health plans; Factors blamed for the rise in costs in the 1980s and late 1990s; Cases where self-insurance can help save money.
- Can You Beat Health Care At its Own Game? Mendels, Pam // Treasury & Risk Management;Jul/Aug2002, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p20
Discusses ways companies are keeping employees healthy in light of increasing medical insurance rates in the United States. Rise in prescription drug costs; Employee control over medical care and costs; Personal health accounts.
- Managing health care costs. // Business Insurance;12/11/2000, Vol. 34 Issue 50, p8
Comments on how employers can manage the increasing costs for group health care in the United States. Expected continued increase in costs in year 2001; Several options available to companies to minimize the impact of medical inflation on group health plans; Shift of the burden of increased...