Third Party Administrators

May 13, 2015 | Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News

In the late 1990s you could have taken what hospitals charged for inpatient chemotherapy and bought a Ford Escort econobox. Today average chemo charges are enough to pay for a Lexus GX SUV, not even counting the price of anti-cancer drugs.

May 6, 2015 | Anthony Brino

As long as employer-sponsored benefits are here to stay, one technology company wants to be a modern kind of broker and HR service. It may or may not spell an early retirement wave for a generation of insurance producers.

March 24, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Silicon Valley is coming for the employer sponsored health insurance business, trying to raise the bar on group health benefits and "democratize" self-funding.

February 27, 2015 | Anthony Brino

The Internal Revenue has released temporary regulations and proposals for the health "9010" insurance fees required by the Affordable Care Act.

February 18, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Once again, insurance practices on cost-sharing and reimbursement for out-of-network providers and PPOs are ending up in dispute, with backlash from providers and customers.

February 11, 2015 | Anthony Brino

In the wake of Anthem's massive data breach, a storm of class action lawsuits are raising concerns about information protection, liability and regulation.

January 26, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Cigna is acquiring a hospital-owned managed care company that serves a fairly diverse customer base of employers, providers and even potential competitors.

November 12, 2014 | Anthony Brino

Taking stock of its diversification strategy, the nation's largest health insurer is creating a new enterprise oversight unit, moving around some key leaders and saying goodbye to others, all before a big enrollment push.

November 11, 2014 | Richard Pizzi

The California-based nonprofit health system and HMO Kaiser Permanente is hustling and bustling this year.

October 21, 2014 | Anthony Brino

Insurers that trace their ancestry back to the first days of American health insurance are now facing potentially existential challenges.

July 22, 2014 | Anthony Brino

A direct primary care company is targeting employers with a new self-funding model that could spell disruption for the third-party administrator business.

July 15, 2014 | Anthony Brino

Group plans are increasingly expanding their consumer-directed health plans with health savings accounts, after toying with lower deductibles and reimbursement account wrapping.

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