Health insurance programs for Federal and state employees around the country, such as FEHBP
, are similar examples of government-orchestrated 'managed competition.'"
The new public plan would provide a benefit package "similar" to the FEHBP
, and private insurance offered through the National Health Insurance Exchange would have to be at least as generous.
Obama will require that providers that participate in the new public plan, Medicare or the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP
) utilize proven disease management programs.
model provides a way to offer group coverage with a choice of plans to those who are without employer-sponsored coverage.
GAO found that market characteristics were closely associated with price differences across metropolitan areas for the FEHBP
PPOs we reviewed.
Widely admired (even on the right) for its efficiency and degree of choice, FEHBP
is a collection of federally regulated private insurers who cover more than eight million federal employees.
M.: Comparing the Performance of Medicare and the FEHBP
. Heritage Foundation WebMemo 285, June 4, 2003.
For the year 2000, the dependent variables feature a maximum value roughly 50 percent above the minimum value for the first two indicators (HMO PMPM premium and non-governmental payments to hospitals per non-elder), and a two-fold difference for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan (FEHBP
Kerry would also expand private sector coverage by opening up the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP
) to companies with 50 or fewer workers, workers ages 55 to 64, and uninsured individuals between jobs.
In some cases, as with the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP
), the employer identifies a list of comprehensive health plans and covers the cost of the least-expensive plan, permitting the employee to choose costlier plans by paying the difference out of pocket.
The Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan (FEHBP
) is very popular and has been touted as a solution to both employee-based insurance and Medicare's problems.
premiums have hit everyone in the federal family.