At every point, you want your people in the plan to do the most cost-efficient thing they can do. You want them accessing the care they need, when they need it in the most appropriate and cost-effective setting that they can.
Harrisburg, PA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013
A recent series of articles in The Patriot News on how businesses will be affected by healthcare reform featured Conrad Siegel Actuaries partner and consulting actuary Rob Glus.
Reporter John Luciew from The Patriot News interviewed Glus for the series titled Obamacare: What it means for Business quoting Glus in six of the articles. Glus provided insight into the impact of healthcare reform on business including its affect on the economy, potential premium increases, cost shifting to employees, hiring barriers and employers opting to pay the penalty for not offering insurance.
Glus told Luciew that one question on every employer's mind is how the costs for healthcare are going to add up, noting that right now employers are seeing extra regulations and added costs.
“At every point, you want your people in the plan to do the most cost-efficient thing they can do,” Glus explained in the article An arm and a Leg? Health care costs shift to employees. “You want them accessing the care they need, when they need it in the most appropriate and cost-effective setting that they can.”
For the series, Luciew talked with area business leaders, statewide business groups, healthcare insurance companies and healthcare providers along with Conrad Siegel Actuaries to get their take on healthcare reform’s impact on the economy. To read the series, please click on the article links for each story below.
- Could the health care law slow the economy, kill jobs and upend benefits?
- The 50-employee rule: A health care mandate or hiring barrier?
- The Dumping Dilemma: Will employers pay a penalty to avoid offering insurance?
- Will the health care law put full-time jobs on life support?
- An arm and a leg? Health care costs shift to employees
- Still bleeding money? Health care law adding to looming premium increases
At Conrad Siegel Actuaries, Glus specializes in group health and welfare benefit plan consulting and works with private sector employers, tax-exempt organizations, large associations, and Taft-Hartley health and welfare trusts.
Glus concluded that while right now everyone is just seeing extra costs, employers and employees will have to be patient over the next few years to see exactly what the effects of healthcare reform will be and if it will work out or not.
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