Private Health Insurance: Small Employers Continue to Face Challenges in Providing Coverage : Report to the Ranking Minority Member, Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Senate

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Page 21 - Overseas beneficiaries have been actively discouraged by the Health Care Financing Administration — now known as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)— from enrolling in Part B.
Page 29 - Medical Expenditure Panel Survey MEPS, conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality...
Page 2 - ... addressing unauthorized or fraudulent entities.3 We also reviewed relevant literature. While we obtained information on the methods that federal and state governments employed to identify these entities and to stop and prevent them from operating, we did not evaluate the effectiveness of these methods. Appendix I provides more detailed information on our methodology. We performed our work from January 2003 through February 2004 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards....
Page 39 - Mar. 15, 2001). Health Insurance: Characteristics and Trends in the Uninsured Population (GAO-01-507T, Mar. 13, 2001).
Page 14 - Our analysis of existing data indicates that, overall, insurers' administration costs and expenses, other than benefits, typically account for about 20 percent to 25 percent of small employers...
Page 3 - From 20 percent to 25 percent of small employers' premiums typically go toward expenses other than benefits, compared with about 10 percent for large employers. These administrative expenses include insurers...
Page 29 - States each year) can be made of the amount, types, and costs of health insurance available to Americans through their workplace.
Page 1 - ... from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) — both its survey of employers...
Page 26 - Options to Expand Federal Health, Retirement, and Education Activities (Washington, DC: June 2000). Page 26 States...

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