Medical Cost Trend Outlook For 2015 Shows Increase in Spending

2015 Medical Cost Trend

While medical inflation has been slowing in recent years, PriceWaterhouseCooper’s (PWC) “Health Research Institute (HRI) ninth annual Medical Cost Trend: Behind the Numbers” report estimates a 2015 medical cost trend of 6.8%, up slightly from 6.5% projected for 2014. READ MORE

A Closer Look at Employer HSA Strategies and Trends (Video)

Employer HSA Trends

During Healthcare Trends Institute’s “Rise of HSAs: Past Present and Future Trends” webcast, Evolution1 President and COO, Chris Byrd, provided some key insights into employer HSA strategy and trends. READ MORE

How Offering Voluntary Benefits with HDHPs Can Provide Value

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One initiative of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to decrease healthcare costs, which prior to its implementation had been steadily rising every year. READ MORE

Calculating Health Insurance Rates In The Early Years of the ACA

Health Insurance Rates

The ACA’s individual mandate and small group provisions have been in effect for nearly a year and states are beginning to release their proposed rate actions for 2015 exchange plans. READ MORE

Resources for Employee IRS Healthcare Coverage Forms

IRS Healthcare Coverage Forms

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently posted instructions to help employers prepare for the IRS healthcare coverage forms they will be responsible for using with employees and submitting to the IRS in the first quarter of 2016. READ MORE

Protected Health Information in The Digital Age

Protected Health Information

For many consumers, their health insurance company is their go-to for healthcare management resources, including online tools to get administrative and medical support and assistance in making various healthcare decisions. READ MORE

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