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 [...]
What is a single-payer system?
At its core, single-payer is a system in which all Americans are insured by the federal government. The government, by collecting taxes, pays providers on behalf of citizens, and [...]
Earlier this year, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan Chase announced that they were forming a joint venture designed to lower the cost of healthcare for their employees. Like many corporations, these companies are [...]
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 [...]
As we enter the busiest time of year for benefit renewals, it’s important to consider these three guidelines that can make the renewal process go smoothly for you and your employees.
1. Get a Head Start
When leaders in the House of Representatives cancelled a scheduled vote on the American Health Care Act in late March, both President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan indicated that the [...]