Posts Tagged ‘employer-sponsored insurance’

Infographic: Employers’ Healthcare Priorities

September 23rd, 2019 by Melanie Matthews

Employers focus on their employees’ healthcare and benefit experience by adding choice, personalization, navigation and decision support, according to a new infographic by Willis Towers Watson.

The infographic explores employers’ current practices and future plans in this area.

Profiting from Population Health Revenue in an ACO: Framework for Medicare Shared Savings and MIPS SuccessA laser focus on population health interventions and processes can generate immediate revenue streams for fledgling accountable care organizations that support the hard work of creating a sustainable ACO business model. This population health priority has proven a lucrative strategy for Caravan Health, whose 23 ACO clients saved more than $26 million across approximately 250,000 covered lives in 2016 under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).

Profiting from Population Health Revenue in an ACO: Framework for Medicare Shared Savings and MIPS Success examines Caravan Health’s population health-focused approach for ACOs and its potential for positioning ACOs for success under MSSP and MACRA’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

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Infographic: Trends in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

January 15th, 2016 by Melanie Matthews

Between 1999 and 2015, employer-sponsored health insurance premiums increased by 203 percent, outpacing both inflation and workers’ earnings. However, growth of premiums for family coverage slowed toward the end of that time period, from an average of 11 percent a year between 1999 and 2005, to 5 percent between 2005 and 2015, according to a new Visualizing Health Policy infographic by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

The infographic also looks at the average annual premium for family coverage and how employers are responding to high-cost health plans.

Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2016: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare IndustryFrom cost pressures, consumerism and consolidation to a proliferation of patient-centered, value-based delivery and payment models, the state of healthcare continues to challenge organizations in the industry.

Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2016: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare Industry, HIN’s 12th annual business forecast, pins down the trends destined to impact the industry in the year to come and proposes tactics C-suite executives can employ to distinguish their operations in a dynamic marketplace.

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Infographic: Six Health Plan Design Changes To Maximize ROI

January 2nd, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Employers are using a number of strategies to maximize health plan return on investment in light of increasing healthcare costs.

A new infographic by Towers Watson explores the strategies and approaches companies are adopting, such as new coverage or utilization restrictions on specialty pharmacy, employee accountability, technology and more.

Narrow Network Strategies and Trends for Health Plans and PBMsNarrow networks — for both medical and pharmacy providers — are gradually becoming more accepted by carriers, plan sponsors and patients. Smaller provider networks allow payers to manage overall healthcare costs while still maintaining access to benefits — an important consideration as plan designs become more commoditized in the age of public and private health insurance exchanges.

Narrow Network Strategies and Trends for Health Plans and PBMs outlines the tactics health plans are using to restrict medical and pharmacy networks while still maintaining adequate access to care and positive relationships with providers. It also summarizes case studies of health plans and PBMs that have formed narrow networks and the results they’ve seen.

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Infographic: Trends in Employer-based Healthcare Benefits Strategy

August 29th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

Nearly all employers are changing their healthcare benefit strategy in light of the Affordable Care Act and rising healthcare costs, according to a new report by Towers Watson depicted in this infographic.

The infographic examines the changes that employers are making to their benefit plans and the top five focus areas for best practices in employer-sponsored coverage.

Employers Act to Control Health Care Costs

Narrow Network Strategies and Trends for Health Plans and PBMsNarrow networks — for both medical and pharmacy providers — are gradually becoming more accepted by carriers, plan sponsors and patients. Smaller provider networks allow payers to manage overall healthcare costs while still maintaining access to benefits — an important consideration as plan designs become more commoditized in the age of public and private health insurance exchanges. Narrow Network Strategies and Trends for Health Plans and PBMs outlines the tactics health plans are using to restrict medical and pharmacy networks while still maintaining adequate access to care and positive relationships with providers. It also summarizes case studies of health plans and PBMs that have formed narrow networks and the results they’ve seen.

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Infographic: Employer-Sponsored Healthcare Costs

February 22nd, 2013 by Melanie Matthews

Average healthcare spending for employer-sponsored insurance climbed 4.6 percent in 2011, reaching $4,547 per person. This was well above the 3.8 percent growth rate observed in 2010, according to the Healthcare Cost Institute’s (HCCI) 2010 to 2011’s Healthcare Costs and Utilization Report, highlighted in an infographic by PayerFusion.

healthcare utilization cost

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