Archive for July 8th, 2014

Will Harlandale ISD Follow Edgewood ISD And Adopt Cost Plus Insurance?

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

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Harlandale Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas is currently seeking a qualified insurance consultant to assist the district in evaluating their group medical insurance program. Cost Plus Insurance will be a consideration this year.

Edgewood ISD, another San Antonio based school district converted their fully-insured Blue Cross health plan to Cost Plus Insurance six months ago.

Cost Plus Insurance has become a competitive product with numerous TPA’s in the market. Fees to administer the program can vary significantly depending upon the source.

Two school districts in South Texas who implemented their Cost Plus Insurance program three years ago  recently reduced their administration fees by 50% by changing to another TPA and audit company through a competitive bid process.

Will Edgewood ISD do the same this year?

Editor’s Note: For information on Cost Plus Insurance, visit www.costplusinsurance.com

Narrow Networks Lower Costs As Much As 46%

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

When It Comes To Price Or Broad Choice Of Providers, Price Wins Everytime

Hospital Chains Getting Into Urgent Care In A Big Way

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

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By Ron Shinkman

 

While for-profit hospital chains fight reimbursement cuts tied to the Affordable Care Act and high levels of uncompensated care in states that do not expand Medicaid eligibility, delivery of care at a less complex level could wind up being their salvation, The Motley Fool reported. (more…)