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Workers Indicate Need for More Education and Guidance on Health Care

A new survey conducted among 1,100 American workers reveals their need for education and guidance when it comes to their healthcare benefits.   The survey, conducted by Zogby Analytics on behalf of WEX Health, a healthcare financial technology platform provider, sought information about how consumers view and engage with their healthcare benefits by asking workers about […]

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CMS Releases 2016 National Health Expenditure Figures

In 2016, overall national health spending increased 4.3% following 5.8% growth in 2015, according to a study by the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Following Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage expansion and significant retail prescription drug spending growth in 2014 and 2015, says CMS, healthcare spending growth […]

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How to Help Your Employees Help You Manage Healthcare Costs

When buying appliances, electronics, or jewelry, 81% of consumers extensively research and compare prices and financing offers before making their choice. This approach is in stark contrast to how most consumers approach health care—arguably a much more important decision to make. More than half of U.S. workers spend less than 30 minutes signing up for […]

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CMS Releases Healthcare Spending Projections from 2015-2025

By Jennifer Carsen, JD, Senior Legal Editor Total healthcare spending growth is expected to average 5.8% annually over 2015-2025, according to a report published on July 13 by Health Affairs and written by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Office of the Actuary (OACT). Projected national health spending growth remains lower than the […]

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