Health Plan Benefit Design: Innovative Strategies for Medicare, Commercial and Consumer-Directed Products


Health Plan Benefit Design: Innovative Strategies for Medicare, Commercial and Consumer-Directed Products offers a look at the myriad ways health insurers are building, testing and marketing these new benefit designs.

This report examines the major themes in health insurance benefit design: a shift in benefit choices toward the consumer; a deep reliance on information technology to power the products; and a focus on delivering more quality, satisfaction and cost information to the patient.

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With separate sections on Medicare products, consumer-directed health plans and other innovative commercial offerings, Health Plan Benefit Design provides valuable insight into benefit designs that could become the industry standard for years to come.

Table of Contents:

Innovative Medicare Advantage and Part D Products

  • MCOs Develop Education, Marketing Plans In Preparation for Push Into Medicare Part D
  • AARP Is PDP Educator, Competitor
  • MCOs Said to Expect More Tiering, Member Frustration With Part D
  • Draft CMS Guidance Leaves Concerns for PDPs, MA-PDs on Enrollment Process
  • Experts Predict Intense Competition for Seniors Among Part D Sponsors Next Year
  • MCOs Submit PDP, Regional PPO Filings; Product Implementation Is Next Challenge
  • Aetna Filing Gives Glimpse of Possible Impact of Medicare PDP
  • MA Field Bustles With New Activity as Local Plans Compete With Much Larger Ones
  • Direct-Mail Volume on MA Tops 75 Million Pieces in First Half of '05
  • CMS Approves MA Products Throughout U.S., Intensifying Competition in 'Hot Spots' in '05
  • Calif. Blue Cross Launches PFFS Plan; Others Are 'Considering It'
  • Tennessee Blues Join With CIGNA To Offer Medicare FI Services

Consumer-Directed and Account-Based Benefit Designs

  • MCOs Say 2006 RFPs Show Strong Interest in Consumer-Directed Plans
  • Blues Plans Report More Than 1 Million CDH-Based Members
  • In Picking Account Managers, MCOs Bank On Name Recognition, Seamless Integration
  • Enrollment in Owens Corning's CDH Plans Tops 70% Again in 2005
  • HSA Rules Are Solid, but Some Trouble Spots Remain, Experts Say
  • FORTUNE 500 Company Adds Two New HSA Options for 2005
  • Health Insurers Use Debit Cards to Speed Consumer-Directed Offerings to Market
  • Credit May Be the Next Big Thing From Your Health Insurer Kaiser Offers Member Credit Card
  • One-Third of Bank Employees Choose HSA-Based Plan for 2005
  • TPA Helps Arizona School District Build Bridge From HRAs to HSAs
  • MCOs Add Online Enrollment Tools To Ease Confusion on Consumer-Directed Care
  • CDH Vendors, Insurers Practice What They Preach With Employees

New Commercial Products for Groups and Individuals

  • Employer Demand Drives More Limited-Benefit Plan Offerings
  • Aetna Details TPA Partner Strategy
  • Minnesota MCOs Propose Tiered Provider, Hospital Networks
  • Aetna, United Introduce Retiree Plans That Lengthen Enrollees' Life Cycle With Insurer
  • Employers, MCOs Refine Incentive Programs To Encourage Enrollees' Healthy Behaviors
  • Aetna Uses High Deductibles To Offset Risk in Dual-Option Plans
  • Providence Introduces Suite of Eight Products for Individuals
  • New Products From CareFirst, Providence Target Dependents
  • Kaiser Permanente's High-Deductible Plan Signals Switch for Group-Model HMOs
  • Tufts Partners with CIGNA to Attract Multisite Employer Accounts

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