Tag: MLR

Quick Facts about Health Care Reform and Premiums

Given recent attention on the impact of health care reform on health care costs and premiums, we wanted to share the following facts. Continue reading

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New Report Ignores Health Plans’ Efforts to Improve Patient Care

A new report released today by the Commonwealth Fund examining what health plans spent on quality improvement activities in 2011 is based on medical loss ratio (MLR) data that ignores a variety of programs and services health plans have implemented to improve care for patients. Continue reading

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Medical Loss Ratio – What You Need to Know

There is broad recognition that health care costs are rising at an unsustainable rate. But the data are very clear that soaring medical costs – not health plans’ administrative costs – are driving health care cost growth. Continue reading

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NPR: MLR “Could Actually Make Health Insurance More Expensive”

A story on NPR this morning examined the rebate checks going out to consumers as part of the medical loss ratio (MLR) requirement in the health care reform law. Continue reading

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Medical Loss Ratio – What You Need to Know

Health plans support the important role that brokers play for individuals, working families and small employers. Continue reading

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AHIP’s Robert Zirkelbach on CBS Evening News

AHIP’s Robert Zirkelbach appeared on CBS Evening News, saying the MLR provision does nothing to address the rising cost of health care. Continue reading

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TAHU’s President: “…administrative costs are not the real issue in the rising premium levels.”

TAHU President says MLR rebates show that administrative costs are not the real issue in rising premium levels. Continue reading

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AHIP Media Clips on MLR Rebates

View highlights of media coverage that include AHIP’s response to recent news on prospective rebates to consumers and employers as a result of the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) regulation. Continue reading

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AHIP Statement on Medical Loss Ratio Requirement

The new medical loss ratio requirement (MLR) does nothing to address the real driver of premium increases: the underlying cost of medical care. Continue reading

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AHIP’s Robert Zirkelbach Pushes Back on MLR Report

AHIP’s Robert Zirkelbach pushes back on the medical loss ratio (MLR) and how the MLR comes up short in addressing the real driver of health care spending and costs. Continue reading

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