Publication of Hospital Ownership Information: Another Layer of Transparency

In November, in accordance with the Biden administration’s executive order on competition, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the Hospital Owners Information dataset (the Dataset). The Dataset is aimed at making transparent the ownership structure of Medicare-certified hospitals. The Dataset contains the following information about the more than 7,000 hospitals: Organization name, … Continued

How The Inflation Reduction Act’s Drug Coverage and Marketplace Subsidy Provisions Are Putting Pressure on Employee-Sponsored Healthcare Plans

Long ago, the designers of health reform predicted that, by 2025, only a minority of the employers who offered coverage in 2010 would still be providing coverage in 2025. It now seems like each iteration of the Affordable Care Act, as well as subsequent legislation, is nudging businesses toward that outcome. Specifically, the Inflation Reduction Act … Continued

Prepare Now for Surging Medical Costs: HSA and 401k Strategies Achieve Superior, Synergistic Savings

It’s never too early for plan sponsors to incorporate the most effective strategies for addressing today’s healthcare inflation and economic challenges. To alleviate “financial fragility” when it comes to the medical expenses that their participants are not prepared to pay, a Health Savings Account (HSA) strategy is capable of “Quadruple Duty” – covering Medicare premiums, … Continued