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Among the growing number of reports with incomplete information about HSAs was an article published in mid-June from a San Francisco business magazine and picked up elsewhere.
UnitedHealthcare has introduced UnitedHealthcare Benchmark Solutions – a new suite of affordable, consumer-centric health plans designed specifically to meet the needs of small-business owners, who rank medical costs as their No. 1 concern.
Echoing studies done by this newsletter, high deductible insurance (CDH) policies are becoming more common as the burden and control of healthcare resources shift to the users.
Individuals with no insurance were at both ends of the spectrum in five key categories while those with traditional and CDH insurance tended to be in the middle of the measurement scales.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) have endorsed First HSA to provide HSA account services for its enrollees in HSA-compatible high deductible health plans.  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is a leading insurer in consumer directed healthcare and has the highest percentage of enrollees in health savings accounts in the country.  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont has chosen First HSA for its leadership, innovative product design, and the value-add services provided to its clients.
Transax International Limited (Transax), a network solutions company for healthcare providers and health insurance company, has signed an agreement to rollout a pilot program with National Health Services (NHS), a healthcare marketing and consulting company offering health services and solutions to health plans, employers, self-funded employers, banks, and insurance companies throughout the U.S.
As the Baby Boomer generation continues its grinding march toward senior citizenship, sales of insurance products associated with aging, such as long term care (LTC) insurance, are also keeping pace, according to a recent analysis of data from the Claritas Insurance CLOUT™ database. The database houses current-year estimates and five-year projections of product usage and demand for insurance products and services.
The growth of Consumer Directed Healthcare (CDH) is forcing many individuals and families to put together their medical records and to monitor expenditures.
Confirming studies conducted by Information Strategies, Inc. (ISI), AFLAC insurance’s latest study highlights the concerns small firms have about their ability to provide affordable healthcare insurance to employees.

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