Where's the Beef? Despite Predictions, Premiums Advance Only 3.3 Percent

Maybe next year? Despite gloomy predictions of a return to double-digit premium increases and such highly publicized incidents as the CalPERS-Kaiser snit, health plan premiums have risen only 3.3 percent in the past 12 months, according to findings by KPMG Peat Marwick's compensation and benefits practice.

The consulting firm says two strong undercurrents have held premiums at bay: lower health care inflation, and the fact that the market is still price-sensitive. Premiums will rise if health plans abandon their fixation on price, as many believe is beginning to happen, and if plans give in to demands for coverage of costly new drugs.

Career Opportunities

HAP, a subsidiary of Henry Ford Health System, is a nonprofit health plan providing coverage to individuals, companies and organizations. This executive develops strategies to meet membership and revenue targets through products, pricing, market segmentation and advertising.  Aligns business among Business Development, Commercial Sales, Medicare and Public Sector Programs and Product Development. Seeks to enhance and be responsible for business development and expansion through the development of an effective product portfolio, strong interpersonal relationships and service excellence.

Apply via email to jfedder1@hfhs.org or online at http://p.rfer.us/HENRYFORDlXqAJA

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