Employee medical benefits (81 - 90 of 92 items)
Employee Benefits: Companies' Retiree Health Liabilities Large, Even With Medicare Catastrophic Insurance Savings
T-HRD-89-29: Published: Jun 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1989.
GAO discussed U.S. companies' liabilities for their retiree health plans. GAO noted that many companies: (1) are rethinking their commitment to providing retiree health benefits, due to rapid increases in health benefits costs and financial reporting proposals; (2) could benefit from alteration of tax laws to encourage advance funding of retiree health benefits and set-aside of assets needed to co...
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
T-GGD-89-26: Published: May 24, 1989. Publicly Released: May 24, 1989.
GAO discussed the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, focusing on administrative cost trends, controls to prevent fraud and abuse, and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) oversight. GAO found that: (1) about eight million federal employees, annuitants, and their dependents receive health benefits totalling $11.6 billion in premiums, of which the government will pay $8.2 billion; (2) of the...
U.S. Employees Health Benefits: Independent Agencies Offering Their Own Health Plans
HRD-89-49: Published: Mar 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on independent agencies that offered their employees a health plan other than those offered under the Federal Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).GAO found that: (1) FEHBP provides health insurance to about 4 million enrollees plus dependents, including 2.4 million active federal civilian employees and 1.6 million annuitants; (2) seven i...
Employee Benefits: Company Actions to Limit Retiree Health Costs
HRD-89-31BR: Published: Feb 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on non-government enterprises' retiree health plans and benefits, focusing on the companies' ability to change plans and benefits.GAO found that, of the 29 companies it surveyed: (1) all could change their health care plans to help contain costs by restricting coverage to certain participants, limiting service coverage, and requiring pa...
U.S. Employees Health Benefits: Status of Contractor's Nonlegislative Recommendations to Reduce Costs
HRD-89-6: Published: Dec 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) efforts to implement a contractor's nonlegislative recommendations to correct problems in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).GAO found that OPM: (1) expressed concern that implementing uniform cost-containment measures could result in the loss of enrollees to plans usin...
Federal Compensation: Recovery of Improper Health Benefits Charges Needed
GGD-89-27: Published: Dec 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1988.
GAO reviewed certain aspects of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) to determine the reasonableness of the administrative costs that carriers basing their premiums on claims experience charged FEHBP.GAO found that: (1) one carrier improperly charged FEHBP and the Retired Federal Employees Health Benefits Program about $7.2 million for federal income taxes on its service charge fr...
Future Security of Retirees Health Benefits in Question
T-HRD-88-30: Published: Sep 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1988.
GAO discussed private-sector health care benefits for retirees and changes implemented or currently being considered. GAO estimated health benefit costs and future liabilities, and found that: (1) the present future value of future retiree health benefits was about $402 billion, including liabilities of $93 billion for retirees, $128 billion for active workers' past service, and $181 billion for b...
Government Contractors: Criteria Needed for Allowable Employee Health Care Costs
T-HRD-88-12: Published: Mar 16, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1988.
GAO discussed efforts to ensure that the employee health care costs that the federal government pays under negotiated contracts are reasonable. GAO found that: (1) in 1985, the government reimbursed its 10 largest contractors about $1.2 billion for their health care expenses, or about $2,344 per employee; (2) these costs exceeded the average per-employee costs that contractors, manufacturers, and...
Federal Workforce: Views on Need To Offer Health Insurance to Temporary Employees
GGD-86-78FS: Published: Jun 4, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether the government should offer health benefits to temporary employees.GAO found that: (1) current law excludes temporary federal employees from health benefits coverage; (2) most private-sector organizations do not offer health benefits to temporary employees; (3) most federal agencies believe that many temporary employees would...
OPM Should Promote Medical Necessity Programs for Federal Employees' Health Insurance
HRD-80-79: Published: Jul 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1980.
Medical necessity programs were developed to help contain health care costs and promote good health care. They can reduce the incidence of, and payment for, health care procedures not found to be medically necessary or consistent with generally acceptable medical practice. Federal Employees' Health Benefits Program plans have varied greatly in their use of medical necessity programs, but data from...