Entries by David Anderson

Exploding Deductibles

The Kaiser Family Foundation has put out a report   NEW: Workers’ out-of-pocket costs increasing faster than costs paid by insurers for job-based #healthinsurance https://t.co/2lIA4UviQi — Kaiser Family Found (@KaiserFamFound) April 14, 2016 This looks like a crisis as deductibles have more than doubled. However percentages can be funny things, and thankfully the source data […]

Exchanges and population health management

Healthcare.gov and the Health and Human Service (HHS) research group ASPE just released a summary of the shopping tendencies during the 2016 Open Enrollment Period for Healthcare.gov states.  There are lots of very interesting nuggets in it, but one table leaped out at me as it plays to my hobby horse of churn analysis: How […]

Horrendous tackle and worse refereeing

This is probably the worst foul I’ve seen at the high school level in years: It is also a horrendous example of refereeing as there was no red card issued. Here is a local news report with some relevant details before we look at the refereeing failures. Trojans’ 4-1 girls’ soccer loss at Pinecrest on […]

Zubrick and not understanding insurance

The Supreme Court requested the Zubrick attorneys to file a supplemental brief to explain how employees of religiously affiliated groups could receive no cost sharing contraceptive coverage without the religiously affiliated do jack shit.  The goal is to see if their precious fee-fees won’t be offended while offering their female employees contraceptive coverage.  The brief is […]

An insurer failure aftermath

There is an interesting story out of Hawaii about an insurer failing.  The interesting thing is that the insurer was not on the Exchanges at all so the odds of this failure being PPACA related are minimal. Last week, Family Health Hawaii (FHH) was ordered into immediate liquidation. The Order allows Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito […]