BROOKFIELD, Wis. — August 30, 2018 – Connecture, Inc. will host a webinar titled, “Disruptive Market and Consumer Megatrends,” on Thursday, September 20th (1pm EST). Connecture experts will discuss 6 years of consumer research and present the trends impacting the health insurance industry. Carriers and Brokers alike will benefit from understanding the drivers of consumer behavior and impacts for delivery. “Consumers don’t lower their expectations for great engagements just because it is healthcare insurance” said Stephanie Meyer, Connecture CMO. “Everyone wants simplicity, convenience and great content, no matter what.”
Connecture’s SVP of Federal Programs Jim Yocum spoke with Money Magazine to discuss some of the potential implications from the White House’s recent efforts to curb drug costs. Connecture data was used in the analysis.
As Millennials make up a growing portion of the American workforce, shifts in information security practices and business objectives must occur to keep up with how they interact with the digital landscape. This means continually minimizing, monitoring and managing sensitive data — especially health care data — to shield it from cyber threats.
Telehealth services are becoming the “go-to” choice for many Americans, including Medicare beneficiaries. In this article, which summarizes an interview our own Jim Yocum did with Bloomberg Law, the journalist explains why CMS supports telehealth benefits as part of their Medicare strategy.
In a recent Bloomberg article, the writers show how prescription drug prices are moving up at a rate at least four times CPI inflation. Connecture data used to help construct Bloomberg’s new Drug Price Index.
A recent article from CNN highlights the obstacles many people with Type 1 diabetes face when it comes to rising drug costs (particularly insulin, in this case). Connecture’s prescription drug data was used and cited in the article.
The Connecture Team was in San Diego last month for the AHIP Institute & Expo — one of the biggest healthcare events of the year. During the three-day event, our own Jeff Surges took the stage with our client Jerry Eichhorst from USAA, to talk about the future of healthcare consumerism. A reporter from Healthcare Finance attended the session and wrote a recap of Jeff’s remarks.
Medicare Advantage plans are realizing that increased competition means they need to keep members engaged year-round. In this article published in AIS Health’s Radar on Medicare Advantage, our own Jeff Surges provides his insight on what carriers need to think about when it comes to an effective engagement strategy. Our client Geisinger Health Plan is also featured in this piece.
Employee Benefit News interviewed the Hy-Vee and Connecture teams about their recent partnership and the impact of Hy-Vee’s new benefits marketplace.
One new idea on mitigating higher drug prices is to require the posting of costs in Rx advertising. This Kaiser Health News article provides illustrative examples of how this might look for the 10 drugs with the highest annual ad spend. Connecture data used.