Author Archives: Bill Randell

Health Insurance premiums through the Massachusetts Connector Authority

The Boston Globe had an interesting column on the health insurance premiums charged through the Massachusetts Health Connector.   Here are some interesting facts we pulled from the column: [..]

Health Insurance rates

Massachusetts has near universal health coverage, why are rates still increasing?

  According to this article in the Business Insider, Massachusetts, which has the lowest uninsured rate of any state, also has several counties with near universal health insurance [..]

Health Insurance rates

Fallon CEO Pat Hughes announces retirement

A few weeks back we wrote a blog that Fallon Community Health Plan was ripe for take-over.     After writing it, we heard back from several sources that Fallon [..]

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“Risk adjustment” payments

Just when you thought that you could not be confused anymore?   The program, called “risk adjustment,” is a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that takes effect [..]

Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance rates

Fallon follow-up, NOT FOR SALE

Needless to say we received many comments back on our last column titled,  Fallon Community Health Plans ripe for take-over?   The message we received loud and clear [..]

Fallon Health Insurance Plans

CHIA Reports on the Performance of the Massachusetts Health Care System

The Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) today announced the release of its 2015 Annual Report on the Performance of the Massachusetts Health Care System. The report [..]

Health Insurance rates

Fallon Community Health Plans ripe for a take-over?

On the National Level we have seen many larger insurance companies merge.   A pair of mergers involve four of the nation’s five largest for-profit health insurance companies—Cigna Corp. and [..]

Fallon Health Insurance Plans

Huge rate increases for ObamaCare in 2016

    Remember when the White House explained that the huge hikes in Year 2 were due to all of the uninsured people suddenly having access to health [..]

Obamacare

Health Insurance Quotes

We represent all the major carriers: Blue Cross of Massachusetts Tufts Harvard-Pilgrim Fallon Neighborhood Minuteman Health New England Are you paying too much?  Maybe you should look at [..]

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Masssachusetts Wellness Tax Credit

When you mention implementing wellness plans, employers immediately say: ” we can’t spend any money on that and it isn’t a good fit with our employees” The Commonwealth [..]

Massachusetts Wellness Tax Credit, Uncategorized