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Segal’s 2017 Fourth Quarter Trends report highlights key areas plan sponsors need to know.

You’ll learn about:

  • Key findings of the 2018 Segal Health Plan Cost Trend Survey,
  • New Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers replacing Social Security numbers on Medicare ID cards,
  • Guidance and comment requests on aspects of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, and
  • Increases in Medicare Part D standard defined benefit and Retiree Drug Subsidy amounts.

You will also learn about these strategies plan sponsors are using to manage their health plans, including:

  • Carving out usage of imaging and diagnostic services, and
  • Strategically implementing programs to assist in early detection of diabetes.

 

Previous issues from 2014 through Third Quarter 2017 are available on the Trends Archive page.

Key Health Care News

Segal’s 2017 Fourth Quarter Trends report highlights key areas plan sponsors need to know.

You’ll learn about:

  • Key findings of the 2018 Segal Health Plan Cost Trend Survey,
  • New Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers replacing Social Security numbers on Medicare ID cards,
  • Guidance and comment requests on aspects of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (although public sector plans can continue to opt out from complying with that act on an annual basis),
  • Increases in Medicare Part D standard defined benefit and Retiree Drug Subsidy amounts, and
  • Inflation-adjusted maximum annual contribution amounts for HSAs and HDHPs.

You will also learn about these strategies plan sponsors are using to manage their health plans, including:

  • Carving out usage of imaging and diagnostic services, and
  • Strategically implementing programs to assist in early detection of diabetes.

 

Previous issues from 2014 through Third Quarter 2017 are available on the Trends Archive page.

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