Premium increases hitting double digits


Rising insurance premiums are helping to push U.S. health care spending higher. According to the Health Care Financing Agency, total spending increased 5.6 percent in 1998, up from 1997's 4.7-percent rise. Various benefit-consulting firms concur that, for the first time in several years, many employers face double-digit premium increases. In addition, an International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists study found that the top concern of corporate benefit managers this year is health care costs.

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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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