Tag Archives: employer-sponsored coverage

Private Employers Should Demand And Share Evidence From Payment Reforms

There is a dearth of evidence on the impact of payment reforms within employer health plans. However, employers can play a role in generating and sharing the evidence that they seek.

September 15, 2017

Have Employer Coverage? GOP Proposals Will Affect You Too (Part 2)

The ACA replacement proposals under consideration will affect not just those who rely on Medicaid or marketplace plans, but also the 150 million of us who count on good coverage at work.

July 6, 2017

The Marketplace Premiums Increase: Underwriting Cycle Or Death Spiral?

In this post, we aim to illuminate the underlying forces that led to dramatic increases in premiums so as to clarify the historical record and provide lessons for policymakers who aim to replace the ACA.

February 8, 2017

Even For Large Employers, The Future Of Delivery System Reform And Publicly Financed Coverage Matters

Large employers have a material interest in two major health reform issues: value-based payment and delivery reform and publicly financed coverage.

January 31, 2017

Get Health Insurance Through Your Employer? ACA Repeal Will Affect You, Too

Job-based plans offered to employees and their families cover 150 million people in the United States. If the ACA is repealed, they stand to lose critical consumer protections that many have come to expect of their employer plan.

January 11, 2017

Fixing The ‘Family Glitch’ Will Boost Economic Security For Low-Income Families And Increase Marketplace Stability

Research published in the July issue of Health Affairs concludes that fixing the family glitch reduces family health spending but increases government costs. Reading beyond the headlines, however, we see other benefits---namely greater economic security for low-income families and increased...

July 27, 2016

Reform The ‘Cadillac Tax’ To Target Rich Benefits, Not High Costs

Some of the advocacy for the excise tax is misguided, but its marketing as a tax on luxury coverage states a principle that should be part of national health policy. It should be fixed so it applies to a clear definition of relatively luxurious benefits.

March 16, 2016

Implementing Health Reform: IRS Proposes Modification To Minimum Value Rule

Following HHS, the IRS has proposed to require employer-sponsored group health plans to offer substantial coverage of hospitalization and physician services to meet the definition of minimum value coverage.

August 31, 2015