Modern Healthcare quoted Manatt's Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health Solutions, for an article predicting what insurers will likely focus on in 2014.
As reported by Modern Healthcare, insurers this year will be closely monitoring the rolling implementation of federal and state insurance exchanges, paying particular attention to the demographics and health risk composition of the emerging marketplace. In addition, insurers will also be watching the political calculations in Washington. If problems persist with the exchanges, pressure will increase to delay the individual mandate.
If the kinks generally are worked out-and they seemed to be at year's end-insurers are poised to take advantage of a huge expansion in their customer base. "What's not to like about the government saying everybody must have this product and we're going to help people pay for it," said Ario.
Read the article here.