Self-Funded Health Plans Grow In Popularity

Posted on: February 12, 2018 11:00 am
Tags: Benefits connection, January/february 2018

As organizations begin to assess options for health coverage in 2018, new data could help provide some perspective. Employer premiums on health care plans rose higher in 2017 than they have in the past five years, according to a nationwide health plan survey, Benefits Pro reported.

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How To Get Help Paying Medical Bills

Posted on: February 12, 2018 11:00 am
Tags: Benefits connection, January/february 2018

According to a 2016 Kaiser Family Foundation and New York Times survey, 20 percent of working-age consumers with health insurance reported problems paying medical bills in the previous year. The situation is even more dire for the uninsured, with more than half reporting medical bill payment problems. However, health care consumers have a range of options when it comes to tackling medical debt.

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How To Ease The Transition To A New Doctor

Posted on: February 12, 2018 11:00 am
Tags: Benefits connection, January/february 2018

There are a number of reasons a person might switch doctors: a move may make it necessary; a change in insurance plans or carriers; the doctor may not be a good fit for the patient.

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