The US health insurance industry continues to be defined by uncertainty. The 25 articles in this compendium can help health insurers navigate the changes ahead.
Topic Consumer engagement
In October, CMS released the Medicare Advantage Star ratings for 2017. By analyzing CMS’s data, we uncovered trends indicating it will be critical for payors to continue to invest in their capabilities if they want to deliver quality programs that receive a Star bonus.
As consumers gain experience purchasing health insurance in the individual market, their attitudes are evolving—and so is the market. McKinsey’s 2016 Individual Market Open Enrollment Period Consumer Survey reveals the changes.
Consumers’ accountability for healthcare spending is increasing, and more than a thousand companies are developing new digital/mobile technologies that should allow consumers to take greater control over their healthcare choices. This combination may disrupt the industry’s migration toward larger, more integrated systems and put almost $300 billion—primarily, incumbent revenues—into play.
New McKinsey research shows that changes in health insurance type are a common event for most Americans.
As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) third individual-market open enrollment period (OEP) came to a close in January, McKinsey’s Center for U.S. Health System Reform conducted its eighth national online survey to gather insights into how the individual-market and consumer behavior have evolved.
Our research suggests that improving customer experience could lead to significant financial gain, and that an approach beginning with a deep understanding of the consumer's journey could be the key to success.
When people get to the age of 75, chances are they’ll stay put—with their health plans at least. According to our Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) survey of 2,208 senior consumers, the Medicare population is a loyal bunch, and loyalty increases with age.
The potential of digitization is well understood, yet healthcare systems are struggling to convert ambition into reality. Here’s what we recommend.
Facts on the shift toward HMOs on the public exchanges.
As consumers take an increasingly active role in healthcare decision making, payors and providers need an accurate understanding of how healthcare consumerism is playing out. Using data from surveys of thousands of people across the U.S., we debunk eight of the most common myths circulating in the industry.
Despite higher increases in lowest-price plan gross premiums this year, a greater share of consumers are seeing less expensive lowest-price silver net premiums.
The mix of carriers and plans is continuing to change, with nearly half of consumers seeing a new entrant, and plan types becoming more managed.
As we near the 2016 OEP, outreach and retention efforts are ramping up. Understanding the different consumer segments is critical for driving uptake.
New McKinsey research sheds light on why Hispanic enrollment rates continue to be low – and how these numbers could be improved.
A comprehensive approach health systems can use to better understand the patient experience and thereby improve patient satisfaction.
CEO Adrian Gore describes how the South African company has been shaking up its industry through business-model innovation and explains what helps to catalyze new ideas.
Updated 2015 network data, including a comparison of networks offered on the 2014 and 2015 exchanges, insights into how networks’ pricing structures are evolving, and insurer and provider participation.
As the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) second individual market open enrollment period (OEP) came to a close in February, McKinsey’s Center for U.S. Health System Reform conducted our seventh national online survey to discern insights into how the individual market has evolved.
This brief provides a full view into the 2015 exchange landscape.
Survey findings shed light on how a variety of factors could affect the decisions consumers make about enrolling: eligibility for subsidies, penalties for not enrolling, satisfaction with 2014 plans, and increases in premium rates.
Patients are becoming more like consumers of healthcare -- and they're expecting to be served like customers.
What happens when our paradigm of care is challenged, and a new model is built from the ground up?
Insights from our international survey can help healthcare organizations plan their next moves in the journey toward full digitization.
From 2012 to 2019, Medicaid enrollment is projected to grow by 9-15M lives (16-26%), and by the end of the period managed Medicaid is expected to cover ~80% of enrollees.
This updated view of the network configurations being offered on public exchanges across the country suggests that consumer choice of health plan design is expanding.
This intelligence brief discusses the results of our April individual-market consumer survey, which confirm observations from the first open enrollment period and indicate possible future behavior.
A new McKinsey survey offers payors, providers, and state governments a way to understand key differences among Medicaid consumers— differences that have important implications for how to engage current and potential enrollees effectively.
This series of articles examines transformational imperatives specific to health systems in the post-reform era, drawing on extensive work with healthcare stakeholders across the value chain.
This document discusses five strategies adopted by leading consumer companies to engage customers: customer experience and branding, channel excellence, risk management, consumer value management, and product design and innovation.
A multiprong approach that puts physicians—and clinical care—at the heart of performance transformation efforts can help hospitals and health systems deliver more financially sustainable, patient-oriented, and physician-friendly care.
The United States has a great opportunity to restrain the cost of its healthcare system, improve medical outcomes, and ease the financial and psychological burden on US consumers.
As consumers face more choice, complexity, and financial exposure for their healthcare in an increasingly uncertain world, what they are really seeking is peace of mind.