TITLE

Wall St. woes affecting health plans

AUTHOR(S)
BRIDGEFORD, LYDELL C.
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Nov2008, Vol. 22 Issue 14, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that health plans offered by employers to its employees are affected by problems in the securities industry in the U.S. It is recommended that employers track stock prices, credit ratings and debt ratings of their health insurers because of the financial crisis. It is noted that health insurance firms should realized medical care costs continue to increase.
ACCESSION #
35158266

 

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