Thursday, December 21, 2006

HMOs Better Negotiators Than Employers for 2007

"Benefit consultants and brokers are reporting that medical trend rates are continuing to fall - to the 7% to 8% range - while health plans are reporting that their actual costs are trending as low as 5.5% to 6.5%."

That's the lead in an article I wrote that was published in this month's issue of Employee Benefit Adviser.

In it, I reviewed the third quarter HMO earnings reports and compared them to the trend rates employers are paying for their health plan renewals.

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