The changing world of group health insurance

J. Gabel, C. Jajich-Toth, G. De Lissovoy, T. Rice, H. Cohen

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Abstract

This article examines: (1) comparative enrollments in conventional insurance, HMO, and preferred provider organization (PPO) plans; (2) choices that employees face in their menu of plans; (3) market shares for commercial insurers, Blue Cross-Blue Shield plans, and independent plans; (4) utilization review among different health plans; (5) the importance of self-insurance in today's marketplace; (6) the cost of family and individual coverage for alternative plans; (7) increases in premium costs among plans during 1986-1987; and (8) employers' satisfaction with current health plans. We conclude by assessing private health plans' ability to control the reemerging outbreak of inflation in the health care sector.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-65
Number of pages18
JournalHealth Affairs
Volume7
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1988

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health insurance
Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance Plans
Insurance
Health
Preferred Provider Organizations
Utilization Review
Costs and Cost Analysis
Insurance Carriers
Health Care Sector
Aptitude
Health Maintenance Organizations
Group
Economic Inflation
Disease Outbreaks
insurance
health
Global Health
market share
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  • Nursing(all)
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)

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Gabel, J., Jajich-Toth, C., De Lissovoy, G., Rice, T., & Cohen, H. (1988). The changing world of group health insurance. Health Affairs, 7(3), 48-65.

The changing world of group health insurance. / Gabel, J.; Jajich-Toth, C.; De Lissovoy, G.; Rice, T.; Cohen, H.

In: Health Affairs, Vol. 7, No. 3, 1988, p. 48-65.

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Gabel, J, Jajich-Toth, C, De Lissovoy, G, Rice, T & Cohen, H 1988, 'The changing world of group health insurance', Health Affairs, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 48-65.
Gabel J, Jajich-Toth C, De Lissovoy G, Rice T, Cohen H. The changing world of group health insurance. Health Affairs. 1988;7(3):48-65.
Gabel, J. ; Jajich-Toth, C. ; De Lissovoy, G. ; Rice, T. ; Cohen, H. / The changing world of group health insurance. In: Health Affairs. 1988 ; Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 48-65.
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