New York is not Massachusetts – Health Care Reform Implications

Massachusetts and New York have always had similarities. Tragically, the Boston Marathon bombers had plans to also terrorize Times Square in Manhattan, New York City. Both states saw their respective Basketball teams battle against each other in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Also, both states are known for having millionaire politicians that made…

Health Exchanges – Part III

Understanding Your Operational Readiness In Part I of Building a Health Exchange Strategy the discussion centered on how payers will have to be more consumer centric in their approaches to delivering health care. Part II focused on being aware of the political climate and how that will impact strategic decisions on whether to enter a…

Health Exchanges – Part II

Understanding Your Political Climate By 2014 there will potentially be a health benefit exchange in every state across the country. Like snowflakes no exchange will be alike and politics will play a pivotal role in the differences found between them. While the healthcare reform bill signed into law requires the establishment of exchanges, the details…

Health Exchanges – Part I

Changing Your Vantage Point Health benefit exchanges are set to be fully operational by 2014. As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), these exchanges seek to be a marketplace for consumers to purchase affordable coverage. Subsidies to reduce both the cost of insurance and the out of pocket expenses from copayments…