More HMOs to fold, consolidate in 2001

More than six dozen HMOs have characteristics that put them in danger of going out of business, according to projections by InterStudy publications. InterStudy looked at specific operational aspects of HMOs that shut down in 1999 and determined that 75 now operating fit the same mold. These characteristics of plans that ceased operations are significantly different from better-performing HMOs:

  Ceased operation in 1999
Rest of HMO industry
Enrollment per plan 31,600 142,428
Medical loss ratio 92.3% 88.5%
Administrative expense ratio 17.4% 14.1%
Operating profit/loss –11.8% –1.1%
Days of unpaid medical claims 61 55

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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.

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