U.S. Provider-Owned Health Plans

November 2008
Best's Review;Nov2008 Guide to Understanding Insu, p43
Trade Publication
The article reports on the managed care plans in the U.S. It is stated that the managed care plans including health maintenance organizations differ from traditional health insurance for it restrict health care provider choices. The managed care plans provide a greater range of health benefits for lowest out-of-pocket expenses. A study conducted by A.M. Best Co. Inc. shows that capital and surplus for the included provider-owned health plans increased 40% between 2004 and 2007.


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