Healthcare Price Transparency – Is It Achievable?

What’s one of first things you do when you make a purchase?  If you’re like me, you look at the price.  Why is purchasing healthcare different?  Is it because we’ve become insulated from the cost of care with flat-dollar copays?  Is it because once we’ve met out out-of-pocket maximum, we have little personal incentive to […]

The Reimbursement Tug-of-War

The State Health Plan (SHP) is looking for ways to control healthcare cost and it has its eyes set on the reimbursement rates paid to medical providers. Why is this important? According to North Carolina’s Treasurer, Dale Folwell, the State Health Plan has an estimated unfunded liability of $35 billion leading to potential insolvency by […]

The Impact of Association Medical Insurance Plans

President Trump recently stated he may issue an executive order to allow individuals to purchase insurance coverage across state lines and through associations. As with any other healthcare regulation, there will be financial winners and losers with these new proposed concepts. If implemented, employers need to understand potential impacts and ways to either benefit from, […]