Health Plans Sort Through Pitfalls And Opportunities Of Enrolling Individual And Small Group Lives

Millions of Currently Uninsured Lives Are Months Away From Participating in the New State Exchanges, HealthLeaders-InterStudy Provides Insight on the Decisions Ahead

Apr 17, 2013, 12:10 ET from HealthLeaders-InterStudy

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, the leading provider of managed care market intelligence, finds that uncertainty surrounding unprecedented events can be mitigated with expert analysis of accurate, applicable data. The opening of a new marketplace to the currently uninsured—those who could not afford or obtain insurance in the pre-healthcare reform world—represents the most significant change in US healthcare over the past 50 years.

"The health insurance market awakes to a new development affecting future benefits and coverage practically every day," explains Jane DuBose, Principal Director of Advisory Services at HealthLeaders-InterStudy. "As the clock ticks toward the launch of exchanges, it's crucial for insurers and others to get an accurate read on how 2014 may track. While certainty seems impossible given the rapid release of regulation from Washington, D.C., we provide clarity on the biggest areas of opportunities and risks."

According to HealthLeaders-InterStudy, important topics to be considered include: the current landscape of individual and small-group markets, high-population regions and the opportunities—based on age, income, and disease status—within them, the transfer of high-risk pool enrollees into state benefits exchanges, and the push and pull of upcoming federal penalties for not purchasing insurance versus the potential cost of premiums.

Upcoming Webinar!
Individual and Small-Group Lives: Mapping the Trail Ahead– Thursday, May 16 at 2 pm EDT, 11 am PDT
Jane DuBose is hosting a webinar May 16th at 2 pm EDT/11 am PDT, especially for payers and providers, to provide some forward-looking insight, including analysis pulled from HealthLeaders-InterStudy's proprietary data.  For more information about the webinar and to register, please click here.

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