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Health costs | Pre-authorization for quality, safety, savings

Medical management connects members to care with the best evidence, to both curb costs and improve outcomes. With health costs continuing to climb, health...

Health trends | Outreach to close care gaps

Insurers reach out to members to remind them of important preventive care measures to ensure quality. Some of our members are being contacted, starting...

Health Reform | New guidance on workplace wellness

Federal agencies come together to issue more cohesive rules about employee wellness to meet ACA, HIPAA and ADA guidelines.

Health Care Costs | Site of care affects price

Where we get care can make a significant difference in what we pay. Health insurers can bring transparency to this matter and save people money.

Health Care Reform | HHS to issue rules on inclusion of hospital coverage

November was a busy month for issuing proposed rules and guidance that affect employers under the Affordable Care Act.

Health Care Costs | Keep more of your health care dollars

While health care is more complicated than other markets for goods and services, it is still possible to shop around for a deal. Regence treatment cost estimator can help.

Health Trend | Keep employees working: Host a flu shot clinic

Flu costs the U.S. economy more than $10 billion in lost productivity and direct medical expenses. That’s why many companies are seeing the benefit of hosting on-site flu shot clinics for workers,...

Health Care Trends | Screening reminders

Health insurers take extra steps to connect your employees to preventive screenings.

Health Care Reform | Is your employee health insurance plan ready for 2015?

When you renew your company’s health insurance for 2015, will your coverage comply with the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility (ESR) provision? Regence’s Reform4Me tool can help...

Health Trends | Insurance literacy

When people don't understand health insurance terms, it can keep them from getting the most from their benefits or lead to unexpected costs. Insurers are taking steps to improve insurance...

Health Trends | Insurance literacy

When people don't understand health insurance terms, it can keep them from getting the most from their benefits or lead to unexpected costs. Insurers are taking steps to improve insurance...

Health Trends | Insurance literacy

When people don't understand health insurance terms, it can keep them from getting the most from their benefits or lead to unexpected costs. Insurers are taking steps to improve insurance...

Health Care Reform | IRS guidance on employee coverage

As employers consider their choices under the Affordable Care Act, some experts advised reimbursing workers with tax-free dollars for buying their own policy to meet the ACA requirements.

Health Trends | Insurance literacy

When people don't understand health insurance terms, it can keep them from getting the most from their benefits or lead to unexpected costs. Insurers are taking steps to improve insurance...

Health Trends | The 'other' exchange

With all the focus on the federal and state health insurance exchanges funded by the Affordable Care Act, another kind of exchange has taken root and is ready to expand in this market. ...

Health Costs | Getting realistic about wellness ROI

Companies continue to invest in wellness programs – RAND Health study shows 85 percent of employers offer some them. Wellness remains a key investment because it offers solid gains across...

Health Care Trend | Medical specialties join against overuse

The Choosing Wisely initiative was piloted five years ago so doctors could take up the challenge of advising patients about routine tests and procedures that shouldn't be—the evidence...

Health Care Reform | Employer mandate tweaked for 2015

Recent federal announcements address FTE calculation, employer reporting, mandate timing and small group extensions.  Once again, the mandate that...