Presentation on theme: "THE HOW & WHYS OF PUTTING TOGETHER A VOLUNATRY STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE CONSORTIUM TUESDAY MAY 29,2012 3:45PM."— Presentation transcript:
THE HOW & WHYS OF PUTTING TOGETHER A VOLUNATRY STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE CONSORTIUM TUESDAY MAY 29,2012 3:45PM
AFTER THIS SESSION ATTENDEES SHOULD BE ABLE TO: Identify the benefits & pitfalls of voluntary consortium purchasing of student health insurance benefit plans (SHIBPs). Compare fully insured SHIBP designs that are complaint with the health care reform act (ACA) requirements & tailored to student needs. Discuss the consortium process used to get 10 different universities to voluntarily agree to fund & participate in group purchasing for student health insurance.
Contrast the voluntary consortium process with the state/system–wide mandated consortium process of other university systems.
PPACA Coverage Requirements SHIBP’s are considered “individual health insurance policies”. Up to 26, can be on parent’s insurance $100,000 minimum level of coverage, no internal limits, preventive coverage at 100% – changed to $500,000 minimum level of coverage –unlimited level of coverage, no pre- exclusions, minimum essential benefits package; mental health parity
What will this do to premiums? They will go up 22.7% rate increase 35.8% rate increase 43.2% rate increase 3-5% decrease enrollment Medical trend 10-12% For ‘12-’13 For ‘13-’14 For ‘14-’15 as students could stay on their parents plan.
What are underwriting trends now? Some carriers are leaving the market Higher premium & enrollment levels are being required by carriers to quote Moving to a standard plan design Higher deductibles Decreased interest in quoting voluntary plans More conservative underwriting Possibly expanding eligibility to include online credit students
Components of Health Care Premiums* Cost of Claims: Paid claims IBNR reserve Large claim pool (pooling cost; forgiven claims) Administration: Claim adjudication Communication Commissions Premium taxes Management fees Other administration
Risk/Profit: Risk charge Margin for cost fluctuation Profit * (according to AON/Hewitt)
Group Purchasing Eliminates/Decreases Premium Cost Components Eliminates – Commissions Reduces – IBNR reserve, premium taxes, margin for fluctuation, management fees, claims administration fees Shares – Risk charge, margin for cost fluctuation, IBNR reserve, large claim risk, communications, other administration costs
Why Universities Care About Health Insurance for Students. We care because its important to: Provide “best in market” services to students & their dependents Have the insurance be a financial safety net to keep students in school Support the culture of health & wellness. Healthy students do better in school Enhance the message of caring about students
Recruit graduate students in a competitive market Become the first call for mental illness or chemical addiction Recover some cost of the Student Health Service
Comparison to state/system wide mandated group purchasing: The Health Connector - purchased insurance for the public university students in MA University of California system – mandated from the top down (president of the system)
Our Voluntary Consortium Experience: First formed a consortium to explore if group purchasing of SHIBP was feasible. Hired a consultant to work with the 14 schools No two schools had the same benefits Agreed that group purchasing could save students money Ten schools remained committed to phase 2 – preparing the RFP and going out to bid
Seven schools attended the vendor semi – finalist presentations Six schools remained in the consortium Two more schools have expressed interest in re- joining the group, either this year or next
Unexpected pitfalls: Fewer schools participated than we originally thought would Plan design ended up changing from original RFP
Final Plan Design High Plan Option $2.5 million max coverage OOP max $ /20 coverage in network 100% coverage in SHS w/$5 generic drug co-pay $35 OV & UC co-pay $125 ER co-pay, waived if admitted $1724 annual premium (w/out university fees) Low Plan Option $1 million max coverage OOP max $ /20 coverage in network 100% coverage in SHS w/ $5 generic drug co-pay $40 OV & $50 UC co-pay $150 ER co-pay, waived if admitted $1604 annual premium (w/out university fees)