Every few years, a new product comes onto the medical insurance market promising to be the new silver bullet that is going to save money and improve outcomes. A few years ago, private exchanges were all the rage. We’ve seen referenced-based pricing, medical stop-loss captives, and narrow or tiered networks all touted as guaranteed money […]
Recently UnitedHealthcare of North Carolina received notice that several hospitals affiliated with Duke LifePoint were up for contract renewal and may lose their in-network status. This can be an alarming and confusing time for covered members who use these facilities as they would now be considered out-of-network under UnitedHealthcare.
Recently, we’ve been hearing more about different medical insurance captives in the marketplace. As healthcare costs continue to rise, employers are looking for unique and creative ways to fund their plans and save some money. Captives seem to be one of the products that have become more common as a potential solution.
As we approach the end of 2017, it’s important to stay on track with all the required continuing education to keep your HR certifications current.