Trends

Key Health Care News

Sibson’s 2017 Fourth Quarter Trends report highlights key areas plan sponsors need to know.

You’ll learn about:

  • Key findings of our 21st annual health plan cost trend survey,
  • New Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers replacing Social Security numbers on Medicare ID cards,
  • Guidance and comment requests on aspects of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act,
  • Increases in Medicare Part D standard defined benefit and Retiree Drug Subsidy amounts, and
  • Inflation-adjusted maximum annual contribution amounts for HSAs and HDHPs.

You will also learn about these strategies plan sponsors are using to manage their health plans, including:

  • Carving out usage of imaging and diagnostic services, and
  • Strategically implementing programs to assist in early detection of diabetes.

 

Previous issues from 2014 through Third Quarter 2017 are available on the Trends Archive page.

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