In their engagements with the health insurance sector, ICCR members stress the importance of developing programs that will bend the cost curve and increase access to affordable insurance for the millions of Americans who are currently uninsured. What are companies' plans to reach individuals and small business owners with affordable options for their employees and what resources are they committing to improve the quality of health care insurance?
In terms of their support of ACA, members are looking for evidence that health insurers are encouraging states to implement robust "exchange" marketplaces and aren't attempting to dilute new requirements for standardizing health insurance plans.
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- Assure they have plans to reach expanding individual and small business markets
- Articulate plans for reaching the previously uninsured
- Show evidence that they are encouraging States to implement robust marketplaces
- Support and do not work to “dilute” new requirements for standardizing health insurance plans.
- Describe plans to bend the cost curve
- Allocate resources to improving health care quality
- Increase transparency using SASB reporting tool
Standardized reporting, for better benchmarking. ICCR members call on the companies they engage to use the SASB reporting tool for the healthcare insurance sector.
The Commonwealth Fund: Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Key Design Decisions for State-Based Exchanges.
Continuing to Implement the ACA in a Careful Thoughtful Manner: Treasury Secretary on postponing ACA reporting requirements.
Featured Best Practice
UnitedHealthcare's Accountable Care: Today, more than $20 billion of UnitedHealthcare’s reimbursements to hospitals, physicians and ancillary care are tied to its accountable care initiatives. By the end of 2017, UnitedHealthcare’s accountable care contracts are expected to total $50 billion.