Entries for March 2013

Earlier this month the Society of Actuaries issued an 83 page report named, "Cost of the Future Newly Insured under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)".   This report has been referenced many times in recent days and some debate the validity of the projections and factors used in the analysis.  It won't be long before we know the costs for individual insurance starting January 1, 2014.  In just a few months this data will become available for e... Read more
Is there no end to the surprises we Americans have in store for us under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)? Earlier this year employers became faced with the fact that they would be taxed through their premiums more than $60 per insured member per year for the funding of coverage of those people who are currently uninsured. This week we find that the Independent Society of Actuaries expect that PPACA changes will increase costs in the ... Read more
A recent Towers Watson employer survey shows that most employers will continue to offer employees health care benefits but will take more agressive action to control costs and improve employee accountability and engagement. Read more