BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma has released a statement reminding its clients that generic drugs can contribute to lowering the overall costs of health insurance, especially for patients. As reported yesterday , the federal government has outlined its new requirements for health insurance companies which will offer free preventive medicine to patients, and covering high-risk patients. Just among these areas of the state, that’s 2,500 families who can’t choose between paying for prescription drugs and buying food anymore, because they can’t afford either.
Representing workers across the country, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is highlighting some important numbers compiled by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee that truly demonstrate the need for reform now.
This blog has commented previously about how the self-insurance/alternative risk transfer industry needs to get its act together if it wants to exercise the same amount of political power in Washington, DC as many other industries of comparable size.
But unless smaller and mid-sized employers are able to operate self-insured group health plans, captive insurance solutions are moot. Meantime, this blog can report that there is no record of the NAIC filing 990 reports. This can eliminate the fundamental problem of the short and perhaps you discounts and other benefits that are not accessible to civilians.
Developments related to whether broker commissions will be excluded from health insurer medical loss ratio calculations in accordance with the Affordable Care Act. The insurance programs is called Prescription Discount Card and is available only to the residents of the City of Winter Haven of FL.