Jay Hancock

Jay Hancock

Recent Stories By Jay Hancock:

  • 6 Ways Your Company Health Plan Could ChangeNovember 19, 2014

    You don’t get a pass this year on big health insurance decisions because you’re not shopping in an Affordable Care Act marketplace. Employer medical plans — where most working-age folks get coverage...

  • Sickest Patients Could Be Shifted Off Employer PlansMay 8, 2014

    Can corporations shift workers with high medical costs from the company health plan into online insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act? Some employers are considering it, say benefits...

  • Maryland Hospitals May Be Paid for Keeping People OutJanuary 10, 2014

    Maryland officials have reached what analysts say is an unprecedented deal to limit medical spending and abandon decades of expensively paying hospitals for each extra procedure they perform. If the...

  • Obamacare Startups Will Compete with Big InsurersSeptember 12, 2013

    They have rented offices and zero customers. All their capital is borrowed. They’re trying to sign the kind of expensive, chronically ill individuals  that insurers have avoided for decades. In three...

  • Why Obamacare Will Keep ‘Junk’ Health InsuranceAugust 26, 2013

    Consumer Reports calls it “junk health insurance.” A California regulator described them as “skeleton policies.” To an expert from the American Cancer Society, they “are a perfect example of why...

  • UPS to Remove Scores of Spouses from Medical PlanAugust 22, 2013

    Partly blaming the health law, United Parcel Service is set to remove thousands of spouses from its medical plan because they are eligible for coverage elsewhere. Many analysts downplay the...

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