About Remodel Health
Remodel Health is an employee benefits analytics platform. Its technology analyzes and understands the demographics of churches, non-profits and small businesses and produces transparency as to whether or not it makes sense for the organization to shift from traditional group insurance to not-traditional options.
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Aug 26, 2022
"The reason why this legislation is so profound is because, by and large, it stabilizes and even reduces the cost of individual plans," says John Staub, director of outreach at Remodel Health, a health benefits management platform for employers. "If employers are offering a group plan, there is no insulation from rising costs." Employers typically offer group health plans, directly providing health coverage to their entire workforce. But Staub underlines that this may not be a cost-effective choice in light of the IRA. The IRA now allows the government to negotiate Medicare drug prices — something it was prohibited from doing since the creation of Medicare Part D, the prescription drug coverage program enacted in 2003. The government will be able to negotiate the prices for 10 drugs by 2026 and 20 drugs by 2029. This is expected to reduce government spending by $100 billion in the next 10 years. On top of that, the IRA also institutes inflation caps in Medicare Part D, meaning if a drugmaker increases the price of their products past the rate of inflation, they will incur tax penalties. Not to mention, there is now a $2,000 cap on Part D spending and a $35 per month limit on cost-sharing for insulin products. Staub notes that while these savings are certainly necessary for those with Medicare plans, insurance companies will seek to regain those profits. "The simple reality is the U.S. government is telling pharmaceutical companies that they are no longer going to pay this high amount they've been charged," he says. "That's billions of dollars worth of revenue that pharmaceutical companies will want back. Those lost revenues will trickle down to insurance carriers and then employers. " In other words, pharmaceutical companies are likely to raise costs to recoup what they deem to be a loss in revenue previously filled by the government and Medicare beneficiaries. Employers may be left with little protection as insurance carriers pass on the price hike to group health plans, driving premiums up. And if an employer is already struggling with inflation and overhead, that added cost is coming out of employees' paychecks. "Their employees are going to have to come up with the cost after not getting the proper raise to deal with inflation," says Staub. But there may be a solution: ACA individual insurance plans. The IRA will extend a stipulation from the American Rescue Plan Act to continue robust premium subsidies in the ACA marketplace, which have enabled Americans to save thousands of dollars in annual premiums. This extension will not only stop two million people from losing coverage, but insulate them against rising premium prices. Anyone who purchases a plan through the ACA marketplace will pay no more than 8.5% of their income, and if an individual's income does not surpass 150% of the poverty threshold ($27,465 for a family of two), you may pay as low as $0. They do not inherit the rising cost of premiums. "The subsidies grow as the costs grow because it's based on a percentage of your income, not a percentage of the plan that you have to pay," says Staub. "You're deeply insulated — individual insurance plans will see a negligible difference." Staub advises employers to consider encouraging their employees to enroll in an ACA health plan. While big employers with over 1,000 employees may find themselves insulated by their size, employers with 50 to 500 workers may find the next year to be even more challenging on the healthcare front. Ultimately, it just may be time to reevaluate how much value and protection employers' current plans provide. "Employers of all sizes can participate in multiple compliant ways to getting their employees onto individual plans," says Staub. "Employers need to evaluate what their options are to make sure they insulate themselves from incoming cost increases."
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Remodel Health Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was Remodel Health founded?
Remodel Health was founded in 2015.
Where is Remodel Health's headquarters?
Remodel Health's headquarters is located at 170 N Perry Road, Plainfield.
What is Remodel Health's latest funding round?
Remodel Health's latest funding round is Unattributed VC.
How much did Remodel Health raise?
Remodel Health raised a total of $4M.
Who are the investors of Remodel Health?
Investors of Remodel Health include VIMAC Ventures.
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