Trends

Key Health Care News

Segal's First Quarter 2017 Trends highlights key areas health plan sponsors need to know.

You’ll learn about:

  • 2017 health plan and specialty and biotech drugs cost trend rates,
  • Changes in the average Medicare Advantage (MA) premium from 2016 to 2017,
  • Announcements from Cigna and Pfizer, and

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

  • Offering an MA plan to Medicare-eligible participants,
  • Specialty pharmacy management, analyzing their prescription drug plan experience and/or revising their plan design,
  • Hospital discharge patient assistance programs, and

Trends also covers important compliance developments.

 

Previous issues from 2014 through 2016 are available on the Trends page.

Key Health Care News

Segal's First Quarter 2017 Trends highlights key areas health plan sponsors need to know.

You’ll learn about:

  • 2017 health plan and specialty and biotech drugs cost trend rates,
  • Changes in the average Medicare Advantage (MA) premium from 2016 to 2017,
  • Announcements from Cigna and Pfizer, and

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

  • Offering an MA plan to Medicare-eligible participants,
  • Specialty pharmacy management, analyzing their prescription drug plan experience and/or revising their plan design,
  • Hospital discharge patient assistance programs, and

Trends also covers important compliance developments.

 

Previous issues from 2014 through 2016 are available on the Trends page.

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Edward A. Kaplan

Edward A. Kaplan

SVP, National Health Practice Leader

Andrew Sherman

Andrew Sherman

SVP and Benefits Consultant, National Multiemployer Health Practice Leader

Richard Ward

Richard Ward

SVP and Health Practice Leader

Kathryn L. Bakich

Kathryn L. Bakich

SVP, National Health Compliance Practice Leader