Millennials Bring Online Consumer Behaviors to Health Care

July 10, 2018

Millennial employees—who now outnumber Baby Boomers—are more comfortable with nontraditional ways of engaging with their health care providers and are more likely to apply shopping habits associated with online retail to their health care decision-making, whether in a traditional or a high-deductible health plan, a survey by the nonprofit Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) found. Read More

CMS Offers Compliance Tips to Brokers in Marketplace

July 5, 2018

The guidance reflects concerns CMS has expressed regarding consumer complaints, including some about brokers. CMS is considering a program to advise individual brokers if they have received complaints or have reason to believe that a broker has not adhered to Marketplace rules. The program which is under review and has been described to NAHU would be advisory in nature and would not be reported to state regulators. Read More

Why Telemedicine Has Been Such A Bust So Far

July 3, 2018

Billions of investment dollars have been poured into apps and websites that offer this virtual consultations with physicians, ranging from Doctor on Demand to American Well. The theory behind them is that millennials would opt for a digital alternative to an in-person physician's visit, if the option were available. And patients in remote, rural areas who are miles away from the nearest doctor would have few alternatives. Read More