Third Quarter 2018 Trends

Key Health Care News

Segal’s Third Quarter 2018 Trends report highlights key areas plan sponsors need to know.

You’ll learn about:

  • How health care costs for diabetics compares to pre-diabetic and those who are neither,
  • Changes in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, including the accelerated closing of the “donut hole”;
  • Increases in the Medicare Part D standard defined benefit and Retiree Drug Subsidy amounts;
  • Recent government guidance on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, and
  • Segal’s summary of Affordable Care Act dollar amounts and percentages.

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

  • The growing popularity of reference-based pricing (RBP) to help lower costs, and

The use of pre-negotiated bundled rates for certain surgery benefits.

 

Previous issues from 2014 through First Quarter 2018 are available on the Trends Archive page.

Key Health Care News

Segal’s Third Quarter 2018 Trends report highlights key areas employers need to know.

You’ll learn about:

  • How health care costs for diabetics compares to pre-diabetic and those who are neither,
  • Changes in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, including the accelerated closing of the “donut hole”;
  • Increases in the Medicare Part D standard defined benefit and Retiree Drug Subsidy amounts;
  • Recent government guidance on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, and
  • Segal’s summary of Affordable Care Act dollar amounts and percentages.

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

  • The growing popularity of reference-based pricing (RBP) to help lower costs, and

The use of pre-negotiated bundled rates for certain surgery benefits.

 

Previous issues from 2014 through First Quarter 2018 are available on the Trends Archive page.

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