Health Insurance 2015: the year of the consumer

The insurance industry begins the New Year with a sense of cautious optimism. While private healthcare has shown growth in certain markets, important challenges lie ahead in reaching out to the consumer and keeping pace with technology.

Showing the human side of Protection If 2014 was the year to bring customers into focus, analyzing their needs and preferences, 2015 promises to turn analysis into to real, meaningful interaction. The UK insurance market, where significant advances have been made in benefits for insureds, is a good indicator of changes to come. In its review of the progress made to date and the challenges to come, the Association of British Insurers notes that “one of the ways UK insurers are working to make markets more effective for customers, shareholders and the economy is by improving the customer experience.”[i] Health insurance protection Read more

The future of company health care plans

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The year is drawing to a close. Now is the perfect time to assess and try to forecast which factors, variables and issues in the world of health will be of most importance in 2015, specifically, in the employment sector.

As a result, today, in these pages, we are going to consider a report published in the US last September by Towers Watson. The report analyses the views and plans for the future of 379 medium and large US companies. A quick look at the data in the report This study publishes the figures that might have a defining impact on 2015 as far as company health care plans are concerned. 81 per cent of companies are currently planning to make significant changes in their health care plans for active, full-time employees. In 2015, 66 per cent of chief executive officers and chief Read more