Jay Hancock

Jay Hancock appears in the following:

Actuaries In Denver Will Get First Peek At Obamacare's Full Cost

Friday, March 07, 2014

Health insurers across the country have agreed to share information about how much new customers are costing their health plans. The figures will be used to calculate future rates.


Maryland's Bold Plan To Curb Hospital Costs Gets Federal Blessing

Friday, January 10, 2014

Hospitals in Maryland would be financially rewarded for keeping people healthy and out of the hospital. The arrangement, once unimaginable, could serve as a model for containing hospital costs elsewhere in the country.


How Medigap Coverage Turns Medicare Into A Health Care Buffet

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Supplemental insurance plans shield millions of people from Medicare's deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs. Some health economists have criticized these so-called Medigap plans for inflating health care spending by encouraging people to seek care they don't really need.


Alabama Blue Cross Shares Obamacare Tax Woes With Customers

Monday, December 23, 2013

Taxes have been part of health plan costs for decades, but they're not usually itemized on customers' bills. But a leading insurer in Alabama has calculated its customers' shares of taxes being paid by the company under the Affordable Care Act.


Administration Looks To Give Labor Unions Health Tax Relief

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

A likely change in obscure rules governing the Affordable Care Act could save unions a bundle. A fee that starts at $63 for each person covered by union insurance in 2014 would be waived if the administration proceeds as expected.


Test-Driving The Obamacare Software

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Proponents of the health law liken the sign-up software to Expedia or Travelocity, where travelers can book flights and hotels. It may be more like TurboTax, escorting you through requirements and choices much more complex than whether you want a flight in the afternoon or the morning.


Wait For Obamacare Price Tags Could Last Months

Friday, April 12, 2013

In many states the deadlines for companies to file their insurance for sale on new exchanges aren't until late May. Some states with early deadlines have no plans to disclose the rates anytime soon.


Regardless Of High Court, No Return To Old Days For Parts Of Health System

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

It's far from unanimous, but many believe Newton's law of inertia will kick in even if the fedreal statute that launched changes in the nation's health care system is found unconstitutional.