Archive for October 9th, 2011

Self-Funding Under Attack

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

“Employers that want to self-fund their health benefits (and the vendors and attorneys who want to serve them) have yet another (as they see it) unreasonable opponent to self-insuring health benefits.”

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Medical Costs Are Flat – Premiums Are Way Up – Why?

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

“As long as employers are going to provide coverage for employees and help pay the premiums, why wouldn’t insurers increase premiums? ”

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“The Days Of New Doctors Hanging Out A Shingle In An Independent Solo Practice Is Over”

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Despite some physicians resisting hospital employment, more of them are favoring the model, according to a new Merritt Hawkins & Associates survey released yesterday.

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Houston Insurance Broker Pleads Guilty – Sold Fake Insurance Policies

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

“The owner of a Houston-based insurance brokerage faces up to 20 years in federal prison………………… ”

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Highmark: Conspiracy To Monopolize Health Care?

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

“Highmark Inc., conspired to monopolize the city’s health care market ……..raise prices at the expense of employers and consumers……………..Highmark is one of the nation’s largest independent licensees of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield Assn. ……………….”

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