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Insurance Marketplace

Leavitt Partners: Costs in individual market converging with group markets, but premiums lag

October 25th, 2017

A Becker’s Hospital Review article entitled “Leavitt Partners: Costs in individual market converging with group markets, but premiums lag” highlights the Leavitt Partners “Nationally, Individual and Group Market Costs Increasingly Similar” white paper.

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Leavitt Partners Releases “Nationally, Individual and Group Market Costs Increasingly Similar” White Paper

October 23rd, 2017

Salt Lake City, October 23, 2017 –Today, Leavitt Partners released, “Nationally, Individual and Group Market Costs Increasingly Similar,” a white paper that examines total incurred costs and premiums per member per month for the individual, small, and large group markets from 2010 to 2016. The authors compare average claims expense across the individual and group […]

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Senate HELP Committee

September 13th, 2017

On Tuesday, September 12 Governor Mike Leavitt testified before the Senate HELP Committee. During his testimony, he suggested creating a series of model waivers that states could choose from to help speed up the process.

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Leavitt Partners Releases “Price, Consumer Choice, and Health Care Marketplaces” White Paper

August 8th, 2017

Salt Lake City, August 8, 2017 – Today, Leavitt Partners released “Price, Consumer Choice, and Health Care Marketplaces,” a new white paper addressing the need for more clarity about what dynamics are driving consumer choice in the health insurance marketplaces. Using data on plan premiums, brand, network size, and the exchange-eligible population for ten total […]

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Price, Consumer Choice, and Health Care Marketplaces

August 8th, 2017

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) established health insurance marketplaces for two purposes: to allow individuals to purchase insurance and gain subsidies for that insurance, and to increase competition and product comparability among insurers.

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Incentivizing Young Adults to Buy Health Insurance

July 8th, 2016

In a recent announcement, CMS acknowledged the need to insure younger and healthier adults in order to contribute to a more balanced Marketplace risk pool and lower costs. CMS detailed a series of actions to step-up Marketplace outreach, especially to young adults who are still more likely than average to remain uninsured. While the suggested actions, […]

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The Your Health Idaho Marketplace: A Model for State Based Adoption

September 24th, 2015

While the implementation of other ACA-compliant state-based marketplaces (SBMs) have been marred by technical issues and runaway budgets, the Your Health Idaho marketplace opened with few technical complications and touts an annual budget of less than $9 million.

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Measuring the Disruption Potential of Private Exchanges in a Value Economy

July 23rd, 2015

For three years, the market has been closely watching private health insurance exchanges that aspire to create new value in the group-market health insurance transaction.

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