Insurance premiums (41 - 50 of 116 items)
Private Health Insurance: Cooperatives Offer Small Employers Plan Choice and Market Prices
HEHS-00-49: Published: Mar 31, 2000. Publicly Released: May 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed small employer health insurance purchasing cooperatives, focusing on: (1) a bill that would establish Healthmarts; (2) studies of small employer purchasing cooperatives and the small group market; (3) GAO's interviews with health policy association officials and experts; and (4) experiences of five small employer health purchasing cooperatives.GAO...
Medigap: Premiums for Standardized Plans that Cover Prescription Drugs
HEHS-00-70R: Published: Mar 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Medicare supplemental insurance (Medigap) premiums for standard plans that provide outpatient prescription drug coverage, focusing on: (1) a description of the benefits under the standard plans; and (2) average premiums, which reflect insurance company reporting practices as well as different state regulations.GAO noted that: (1) GAO...
Private Health Insurance: Estimates of Effects of Health Insurance Tax Credits and Deductions as Proposed in H.R. 2261
HEHS-99-188R: Published: Sep 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the health insurance tax credit proposed in H.R. 2261 for individuals who purchased private health insurance, focusing on both the number of people who would potentially be eligible for a tax credit or deduction under this proposal and the potential value of these credits and deductions.GAO noted that: (1) if H.R. 2261 had been the l...
Private Health Insurance: Impact of Premium Increases on Number of Covered Individuals Is Uncertain
T-HEHS-99-147: Published: Jun 11, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the impact of private health insurance premium increases on the number of covered individuals, focusing on: (1) the trends in employers' decisions to offer insurance and employees' decisions to purchase it; (2) an assessment of recent studies that have estimated the relationship between premium increases and insurance coverage; and (3) conditions...
Private Health Insurance: Progress and Challenges in Implementing 1996 Federal Standards
HEHS-99-100: Published: May 12, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the implementation status of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) provisions in the group insurance market; (2) the price of coverage for certain individuals losing group insurance; (3) the extent of consumer understanding of HIPAA as well as federal, state, and private efforts undertaken to ed...
Health Care Financing Administration: Medicaid Program--State Allotments for Payment of Medicare Part B Premiums for Qualifying Individuals for Federal Fiscal Year 1999
OGC-99-46: Published: May 12, 1999. Publicly Released: May 12, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) new rule on Medicaid Program's state allotments for payment of Medicare Part B premiums for qualifying individuals for fiscal year (FY) 1999. GAO noted that: (1) the Social Security Act provides for the Medicaid program to pay all or part of the Medicare Part B premiums for beneficiaries belonging...
Medical Savings Accounts: Results From Surveys of Insurers
HEHS-99-34: Published: Dec 31, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO addressed the effects of medical savings accounts (MSA) on: (1) selection, including adverse selection; (2) health costs, including any new impact on premiums of individuals with comprehensive coverage; (3) use of preventive care; (4) consumer choice; (5) the scope of coverage on high-deductible plans purchased in conjunction with such accounts; and (6) o...
HCFA: Monthly Actuarial Rates and Monthly Supplementary Medical Insurance Premium Rate Beginning January 1, 1999
OGC-99-10: Published: Nov 5, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) new rule on the Medicare Program monthly actuarial rates and monthly supplementary medical insurance premium rates. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would announce the monthly actuarial rates for aged (age 65 or over) and disabled (under age 65) enrollees in the Medicare Supplementary Medical Insuranc...
Health Insurance for Children: Private Individual Coverage Available, but Choices Can Be Limited and Costs Vary
HEHS-98-201: Published: Aug 5, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the availability of private sector health coverage for children in the individual insurance market, focusing on: (1) the availability and characteristics of private health insurance products that can be purchased only for a child and how these products differ from other individual private insurance products; (2) the costs of these child-only produc...
Private Health Insurance: Estimates of a Proposed Health Insurance Tax Credit for Those Who Buy Individual Health Insurance
HEHS-98-221R: Published: Jul 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the potential tax benefit that individuals without employment-based health coverage would receive if a tax credit were available for the premiums of individually purchased health insurance, focusing on the number of people who would possibly benefit from a tax credit and the potential value of the tax credit as proposed in H.R. 539.G...