Insurance premiums (61 - 70 of 116 items)
Private Health Insurance: Continued Erosion of Coverage Linked to Cost Pressures
HEHS-97-122: Published: Jul 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed major trends in the private health insurance market, during the 1980s and 1990s, focusing on: (1) the decline in private health insurance coverage and factors contributing to this decline; (2) trends in health insurance premiums and reasons for these trends; and (3) employer's efforts to control health benefits costs.GAO noted that: (1) private hea...
Health Insurance: Management Strategies Used by Large Employers to Control Costs
HEHS-97-71: Published: May 6, 1997. Publicly Released: May 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the strategies of large, innovative purchasers who have attempted to stem the rapid escalation in health insurance costs while maintaining or enhancing the quality of care for their employees.GAO noted that: (1) several dominant themes emerged from GAO's examination of 25 large purchasers' health benefit purchasing strategies: (a) emphasis on the d...
Health Insurance for Children: Declines in Employment-Based Coverage Leave Millions Uninsured; State and Private Programs Offer New Approaches
T-HEHS-97-105: Published: Apr 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1997.
GAO discussed recent changes in health insurance coverage and the effect of these changes on children, focusing on: (1) recent trends in children's health insurance coverage, particularly in employment-based coverage; (2) the increasing role of Medicaid in insuring children and possible interactions with private insurance; and (3) some small-scale but innovative state and private efforts to provid...
Employment-Based Health Insurance: Costs Increase and Family Coverage Decreases
HEHS-97-35: Published: Feb 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the decline in employment-based health insurance, focusing on: (1) recent trends in employment-based private health insurance, particularly for family coverage; (2) any corresponding changes in the number of adults and children with private insurance coverage as dependents; and (3) the potential effect of these changes, if any, on pu...
Private Health Insurance: Millions Relying on Individual Market Face Cost and Coverage Trade-Offs
HEHS-97-8: Published: Nov 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the private individual health insurance market, focusing on the: (1) size of the market and characteristics of its participants; (2) structure of the market, including how individuals access the market, the prices, other characteristics of health plans offered, and the number of individual carriers offering plans; and (3) insurance r...
Medicare: HCFA Should Release Data to Aid Consumers, Prompt Better HMO Performance
HEHS-97-23: Published: Oct 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the marketing, education, and enrollment practices of health maintenance organizations (HMO) participating in the Medicare risk-contract program, focusing on whether: (1) the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) provides Medicare beneficiaries with sufficient information about Medicare HMO; and (2) available HCFA data could be used to cautio...
Health Insurance Regulation: Varying State Requirements Affect Cost of Insurance
HEHS-96-161: Published: Aug 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the costs of state health insurance requirements, focusing on: (1) premium taxes on insured health plans; (2) mandated health benefits; (3) financial solvency standards; and (4) state health insurance reforms affecting small employers.GAO found that: (1) state health insurance regulation imposes requirements and costs on third-party...
Health Insurance for Children: State and Private Programs Create New Strategies to Insure Children
HEHS-96-35: Published: Jan 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed state and private efforts to insure children who are not eligible for Medicaid and whose parents cannot purchase private insurance, focusing on: (1) enrollment, costs, funding sources, and annual budgets of these state and private programs; (2) state strategies to manage costs while providing children access to health care; and (3) program design e...
[Comments on Former DOD Employee's Eligibility for Retired Federal Employees Health Benefits Program]
B-270139: Published: Nov 8, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1995.
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Employer-Based Health Plans: Issues, Trends, and Challenges Posed by ERISA
HEHS-95-167: Published: Jul 25, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1995.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO provided information on the: (1) Employee Retirement Income Security Act's (ERISA) relationship to the current system of employer-based health coverage; (2) implications of the trend toward employer self-funding on the oversight of employees' health care coverage; (3) kinds of state actions preempted by ERISA; and (4) advantages of ERISA preemption to employ...