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- Health Plan cost hikes accelerate. Geisel, Jerry // Business Insurance;12/11/2000, Vol. 34 Issue 50, p1
Reports on the continued and forecasted increases in group health care plan costs in the United States in 2000 and 2001. Burden of the health care costs passed by employers to employees; Percentage of the cost increases; Uncontrolled rise in the costs for prescription drugs.
- Insurers say double-digit hikes likely. Santiago, Raquel // Crain's Cleveland Business;09/25/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 40, p3
Reports on the results of a survey of United States insurers and claims administrators about health care costs in 2001. Factors expected to drive costs upward among health insurers; Reasons for raising rates.
- How to cap health insurance hikes. // Grand Rapids Business Journal;01/11/99, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p3
Opinion. Recommends steps to cap health insurance hikes. Concerns over rising health care benefits in the United States; Government policies which increase the cost of medical care; Total quality management in health initiatives.
- Employers' health costs: shop 'til they drop. Hoekman, David // Grand Rapids Business Journal;01/11/99, Vol. 17 Issue 2, pB1
Reports on concerns over health insurance cost hike in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Effects of health care inflation on the business community's competitiveness; Causes of insurance premium increases; Steps that need to be taken to bring down the costs.
- Healthy hikes expected for `98 premiums. Santiago, Raquel // Crain's Cleveland Business;11/24/97, Vol. 18 Issue 47, p1
Focuses on the predictions of health care industry analysts that employers in Greater Cleveland will experience health care costs increase in 1998. Substantial losses suffered by many insurers that caused them to have little alternative and to raise rates; Impact of these losses to employers...
- Money Mystery at Medicare. Hemingway, Mark // American Enterprise;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p51
Discusses discrepancies in the Medicare spending of the U.S. as of January 2004. Percentage of increase in Medicare premiums; Requirement of the means test; Impact of the prescription-drug benefit on Medicare; Information on the regional differences in Medicare spending.
- Bitter Medicine. Serafini, Marilyn Werber // National Journal;6/16/2001, Vol. 33 Issue 24, p1806
Reports on the cost of health insurance in the United States. Problems of businesses regarding health insurance costs; Reduction of employee benefits; Techniques for saving on health care costs.
- Beware hidden health plan commission costs. Piantedosi, Gary // Fairfield County Business Journal;10/16/2000, Vol. 39 Issue 42, p19
Warns of hidden health plan commission costs in Connecticut. Bases for setting health insurance premiums; Selection, certification and licensing required of insurance brokers and consultants; Functions they should perform; Need to become an informed consumer in the face of rising health costs.
- High premiums force Fla. docs to cut services: study. // Modern Healthcare;11/15/2004, Vol. 34 Issue 46, p32
Reports on the role of the increase in premiums in the decision of Florida physicians to eliminate their healthcare services, according to a study in the November 8, 2004 issue of the "Archives of Internal Medicine." Factor that resulted to the changes in the delivery pattern of physicians;...