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Tag Archives: healthcare claims indices

Dec 22, 2016

Employer Self-Insured Trends Still Moving Upward

According to the S&P Healthcare Claims Indices, employers should be cautious about getting comfortable with trends in the 4.5%-5% range.  While the most recent data indicates that trends dropped from almost 5% in June 2016 to around 4.5% in July 2016, the overall movement of the trend is still upward.  The S&P National Medical Healthcare…


Oct 27, 2016

Latest Healthcare Cost Analysis Shows Individual Market Trends in Line With Employer Trends! – Part 1

There are many in the healthcare market who have speculated that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was doomed to fail due to high-cost individuals with pre-existing conditions driving up the average cost of care, while the healthy population that needed to support the cost of care for the sick remained on the sidelines with little-to-no…


May 29, 2015

The Effects of the Affordable Care Act on the S&P Healthcare Claims National Index

On May 21, 2015 an article appeared in the Wall Street Journal stating that health insurance providers are seeking hefty rate increases for individual health plans in 2016.  Industry analysts had already expected the cost for individual polices to increase because of two changes made by the Affordable Care Act. The elimination of medical underwriting,…


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