Category Archives: Health Benefit Costs

Lead2Health: The Best Care at the Best Price

The Best Care at the Best Price Employers can no longer assume the current healthcare and health insurance systems provide the highest quality care at the lowest possible price. Employers that take an active approach to helping their employees make informed health decisions can expect positive outcomes. Lead2Health helps employers take the right steps toward […]

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ACA Glitch Could Mean Some Families Will Be “Priced Out” Of Coverage

The AP (1/30, Alonso-Zaldivar) reports that a “glitch” in the Affordable Care Act could mean that some families will be “priced out of health insurance.” According to the AP, “IRS regulations issued Wednesday failed to fix the problem as liberal backers of the president’s plan had hoped,” and as a result, “some families that can’t […]

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The relative uncertainty around the long-term impact of the Affordable Care Act on plan sponsors’ future health benefit plan cost trends

The Segal Company, a national actuarial firm based in New York City, annually publishes a trend study / survey every September. The 2012 trend survey is found at  On page 3 some very good questions are raised around the relative uncertainty of the long-term impact of the Affordable Care Act on plan sponsors’ future […]

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Health insurance premiums climb faster in 2011

An interesting Reuters article about health insurance rate increases in 2011 was published within the past hour at  The biggest takeaway I got from reading the article is the fact that much of the increase has been fueled by large numbers of adult children under the age of 26 enrolling in parents’ plans.  This […]

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Wisconsin’s Health Insurance Costs Remain Higher Than 11-State Midwest Average

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (6/9, Romell) reports that the cost of health insurance in “southeastern Wisconsin continues to outstrip the average across the Midwest,” according to a study issued by the Greater Milwaukee Business Foundation on Health. The researchers found that Wisconsin’s premiums “averaged 8% more in 2009 than premiums throughout 11 states from Ohio […]

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