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Oct 15, 2019

A Message From the Editor

Our themes this week are familiar, but vitally important. Health care reform at both the state and national levels; the ongoing battle over drug pricing; the necessity of price transparency; and a spotlight on benefits professionals who are doing everything they can to fix our broken system.

– Paul Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, BenefitsPro

Commentary

MLR vs market share, part 1: The argument

By Kevin Trokey

If profit is limited to a fixed percentage of the whole, the only way profit goes up is if the size of the whole increases.... Read More

News

6 states move to set up their own ACA marketplaces

By Jack Craver

Maine, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are among the states transitioning away from the federally operated marketplace. Read More

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News

House drug bill would save $345 billion, reshape pharma industry

By Drew Armstrong

H.R. 3 would direct Medicare to set pharmaceutical prices based on an index of what other developed nations pay for... Read More

Analysis

Unsupported price increases netted drug manufacturers $5.1 billion

By Katie Kuehner-Hebert

A new report examines seven drugs "for which there was no new clinical evidence that could support their price increases." Read More

Q&A

Check your ego: A Q&A with Lori Fearon

By Paul Wilson

Lori Fearon is a benefits consultant with PayneWest Insurance, a top-40 nationally ranked insurance agency that is fiercely... Read More

Analysis

Indiana employer group's research shines a light on price transparency

By Scott Wooldridge

How much can Medicare pricing data and working with carriers to narrow networks bring down health costs for employers? Read More

Analysis

Removing cost barrier to patients improves prescription drug adherence

By Dan Cook

Removing cost barriers to life-saving prescription drugs does encourage adherence--but not for everyone. Read More

News

3 FAQs about Trump's Medicare EO

By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News

Here are a few things you should know about the possible Medicare changes. Read More

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Resources

2019 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey Executive Summary

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Telehealth Index: 2019 Consumer Survey

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