The organization has come up with a new way to help its small-business members while giving them a better deal on employee benefits.
Sparking the movement is anticipation of employers’ dropping their group health plans, thereby forcing workers onto Obamacare exchanges in search of coverage.
The expanded health care program for low-income residents has enrolled more than 100,000 new people in the two months since it received federal approval.
The seven lawmakers are trying to undo the same law that gave Indiana Gov. Mike Pence a huge political victory just days ago, when he won federal approval to expand health coverage to uninsured Hoosiers.
The expansion at Keystone at the Crossing would nearly double the insurance brokerage firm's Indiana workforce to 49.
Starting Jan. 1, Wal-Mart will no longer offer health insurance to employees who work less than an average of 30 hours a week. The move, which would affect 30,000 employees, follows similar decisions by Target, Home Depot and others.
IU Health Plans, the insurance arm of the Indianapolis-based hospital system, is limiting itself to three middle-size markets next year—Bloomington, Lafayette and Muncie—even though the bulk of its facilities is in the metro area.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed that its decision a day earlier extending religious rights to closely held corporations applies broadly to the contraceptive coverage requirement in the new health care law.
Indiana’s autism therapists say their prospects are cloudy after the state’s largest health insurer, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, cut payments 40 percent and took a harder line on paying for therapy for school-age children.
The Obama administration has given the go-ahead for a new cost-control strategy called "reference pricing." It lets insurers and employers put a dollar limit on what health plans pay for some expensive procedures.
In spite of offers to strike a short-term extension, UnitedHealthcare and Indiana University Health are still hung up in contract negotiations on one key point: Minnesota-based UnitedHealthcare wants to create a multi-tiered network of providers and services that would offer the lowest co-pays and deductibles for favored hospital systems—which IU Health is not.
The state insurance department said Wednesday morning that to do so would “create logistical chaos” and “destabilize” Indiana’s individual health insurance market.
So-called “zero-premium plans” are priced in such a way that their premiums would be no greater than the federal tax subsidies that low-income buyers could claim.
Health insurance has long been a business-to-business endeavor between insurers, employers, hospitals and doctors. Patients received benefits, but they weren’t really customers. That’s all about to change.
Nyhart Actuary & Employee Benefits plans to invest $840,000 to lease and equip an expansion of its Indianapolis headquarters, and already has started hiring.
Three years ago, the physician practice American Health Network was concerned that the boom in employer on-site clinics would hurt its business. So it launched a program aimed at managing the health of employers’ workers. And it has come up with some impressive results.
A study by the nation's leading group of financial risk analysts shows the biggest driver of health insurance premiums will rise by more than 67 percent for Indiana residents' individual policies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.