Health care goes into 2019 facing many of the same issues and trends that have been driving industry change in recent years: the movement to value-based contracting, more use of telemedicine, growing concerns about cybersecurity, and greater price and cost transparency for consumers.
Two trade groups debuted a new association health plan for Michigan small businesses as employers prepare to enter the annual open enrollment period for 2019 health insurance policies.
The association health plan created by two trade groups representing small businesses in Michigan offers a new option for employers to consider for their employee health benefits.
Health insurance premiums for many small employers would dip in 2019 under rate proposals filed with state regulators.
Health insurance rates for small businesses in 2018 stand in sharp contrast to the state of the individual market in Michigan.
Small businesses across West Michigan can generally expect to pay moderately more for employee health coverage next year.