Category Archive: Private Insurance

Surprise Bills Vary by Diagnosis and Type of Admission

A new issue brief looks at the prevalence of potential surprise medical bills based on patient diagnosis, emergency visits, and type of inpatient admission.

Surprise Bills Often Hit in Emergencies

In an Axios column, Drew Altman previews new data highlighting that people with critical health issues are especially vulnerable to these bills. 

Affordable Care Act Premiums Are Falling in Many Areas of the U.S. in 2020, But Changes Vary Widely By County and Type of Plan, County-Level Analysis Shows 

Although premiums for Affordable Care Act Marketplace benchmark silver plans are decreasing on average across the U.S. in 2020, changes vary widely by geographic location and plan type, including premium increases in a number of counties and plans, acc…

How ACA Marketplace Premiums Are Changing by County in 2020

Premiums for ACA Marketplace benchmark silver plans are decreasing on average across the U.S. in 2020. However, premium changes vary widely by location and by metal level, including premium increases in a number of counties and plans.

KHN Files Lawsuit To Force Feds To Disclose Medicare Advantage Audits

The Freedom of Information Act lawsuit could spur the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to release audits that document up to $650 million in overcharges.

Employer-based coverage is unaffordable for low-wage workers

In this Axios column, Drew Altman digs into 2019 data on employer-provided health coverage and explains why employer coverage is often unaffordable for lower wage workers.

Benchmark Employer Survey Finds Average Family Premiums Now Top $20,000

Annual family premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose 5% to average $20,576 this year, according to the 2019 benchmark KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey released today. Workers’ wages rose 3.4% and inflation rose 2% over the same period…

Employer Strategies to Reduce Health Costs and Improve Quality through Network Configuration

Released in conjunction with the 2019 Employer Health Benefits Survey, a new report on the Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker provides insight from focus groups on the current strategies companies are using to manage rising costs and improve quality of…

Employer Health Benefits Annual Survey Archives

The Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust have conducted this annual survey since 1999. The archives of the Employer Health Benefits Survey include these surveys and a small business supplement of the 1998 survey conduc…

Premiums and Worker Contributions Among Workers Covered by Employer-Sponsored Coverage, 1999-2019

This graphing tool allows users to explore trends in workplace-sponsored health insurance premiums and worker contributions over time for different categories of employers based on results from the annual Employer Health Benefits Survey. Breakouts are…

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