Jay Hancock appears in the following:
Monday, June 29, 2015
Many companies are expected to expand coverage to same-sex spouses if they already offer benefits to opposite-sex spouses. But the recent Supreme Court decision doesn't require them to do so.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
The 6-3 ruling halted a challenge that would have eliminated health insurance subsidies in at least 34 states for individuals and families buying coverage through the federal government's marketplace.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Better read the fine print of your health insurance policy. An unlucky woman in Minnesota learned her policy was woefully skimpy only after she fell while walking her dogs, and faced a $19,000 bill.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Some companies are refusing to pay employee hospital bills that they think are out of line. Instead, they pay what they think is reasonable. So far the gambit appears to be working.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Baptist Health System in San Antonio made money doing what used to be industry heresy: reducing patients' use of medical care.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Health plans that require people to pay thousands of dollars up front cut costs in the first three years, a study finds. But no one knows if costs will rise later as people avoid preventive care.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
It's not exactly Priceline.com for knee replacements. But a website from the nonprofit Health Care Cost Institute could helping patients shop around for the best values.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Companies mainly in lower-wage industries that hadn't previously offered health coverage had been flocking to the stripped-down plans for 2015.
Friday, January 30, 2015
The medical home is intended to make health care better and safer by having primary care providers manage a patient's care. So far it's not clear if they can also save money.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Community groups getting federal funds to reduce hospital readmissions made improvements, an early evaluation finds. The experiment will run for five years.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Subsidies created by the health law to help workers buy their own coverage and steady increases in companies' insurance costs have made it easier for them to decide to discontinue health insurance.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Brokers and consultants have told large employers they could save money by shifting workers with expensive health conditions into insurance marketplace exchanges. Now that has been deemed illegal.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Even if your health insurance is provided by an employer, your plan may be changing quite a bit in 2015. Here's a guide to the questions you should keep in mind when looking over your options.
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Many companies planned to offer health insurance without hospital coverage because it met requirements of a "minimum value" formula. But the Treasury Department says those plans aren't legal.
Friday, September 26, 2014
A federal calculator that companies use to certify whether their health insurance complies with the Affordable Care Act appears to bless plans without hospital coverage.
Friday, September 12, 2014
While there were increases in the second quarter of this year, they don't appear to be pushing the growth in health spending toward the painful levels of a decade ago.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
These low-benefit plans are part of a strategy that lets workers and employers avoid health law penalties but may not provide substantial coverage.
Monday, August 04, 2014
Are we going back to the bad old days of big increases in health care spending or is the modest boost of recent years here to stay? It really depends on who you ask — insurers or hospitals.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Although medical costs will increase as the economy improves, the shift of expenses to workers by employers will help restrain the overall cost of care a little.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Greater hospital use by the newly insured might be caused by inadequate outpatient resources to treat mental health patients earlier and less expensively.