Using Carve-Outs to Shave Health Costs
- Honesty still the best policy in breaking health-cost news. Elswick, Jill // Employee Benefit News;Nov2002, Vol. 16 Issue 14, p27
Discusses the implication of the increase in health care cost for the plan of U.S. companies to change major health care benefits in 2003. Reason for the decision of companies; Advantages and disadvantages of the changes.
- It's time to bring down the wall. Gresham, Lynn // Employee Benefit News;6/15/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 8, p9
Introduces an article about the collaboration between finance and purchasing experts and benefit managers to work on the benefits-buying process, in an effort to bring benefits costs, particularly health care expenses in the U.S.
- Employers shifting more drug costs to employees. // Drug Topics;11/4/2002, Vol. 146 Issue 21, p61
Reports on the results of a survey on employers' drug benefits in the U.S. Employees' responsibility to pay the increase in the drug costs; Decline in pharmacy reimbursement; Decrease in the average dispensing fee for community pharmacies.
- Managed-care seen as savings catalyst. Servaas, Lois // Grand Rapids Business Journal;6/19/95, Vol. 13 Issue 25, pB-1
Focuses on the Hospital Council Center for Health Affairs' report on cuts made by employers to their health care costs for employees in 1994. Percentage decline in employee-benefit costs; Enrollment gains for managed-care plans; Slow down in health care costs on 1994.
- It's costs, stupid. // Physician Executive;Apr1996, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p3
Reports that a survey of benefits managers conducted by the American Management Association shows that the main health benefit concern for business is costs.
- Teach people to be health-care consumers. Ackley, Dennis // Personnel Journal;Oct93, Vol. 72 Issue 10, p28
Gives advice on teaching employees the basics of health-care-plan financing to minimize emotional reactions to cutbacks. Mistaken belief that insurance companies pay for health care; Reason why employees doubt the publicized cost of health care; Use of the balance-scale model where...
- The 1991 National Executive Poll on Health Care Costs and Benefits (Book). // Benefits Quarterly;1992 Second Quarter, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p113
Presents an abstract of the article "1991 National Executive Poll on Health Care Costs and Benefits," published in the September 1991 issue of "Business and Health."
- National Health Expenditures, 1990 (Book). // Benefits Quarterly;1992 Second Quarter, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p114
Presents an abstract of the article "National Health Expenditures, 1990," by Katherine R. Levit, Helen C. Lazenby, Cathy A. Cowan and Suzanne W. Letsch, published in the Fall 1991 issue of "Health Care Financing Review."
- Controlling Health Costs While Staying Within Guidelines: Some Strategic Responses (Book). // Benefits Quarterly;1993 Third Quarter, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p97
Presents an abstract of the article "Controlling Health Costs While Staying Within Guidelines: Some Strategic Responses," by David M. Benovitz, published in the Spring 1993 issue of "Benefits Law Journal."
- Stripping away the insulation. Albertson, David // Employee Benefit News;Dec2002, Vol. 16 Issue 15, p9
Comments on several issues concerning employee benefits in the U.S. Impact of an increase in health care costs on employee benefit costs as indicated through the Employment Cost Index; Suggestions on choosing health care plans; Actions taken by New Orleans, Louisiana-based Hibernia Corp....