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Look Before You Leap

Look Before You Leap

... law. Often referred to as “healthcare reform”, the law as written focuses primarily on increasing access to insurance coverage and establishing a minimum value for insurance benefits, and not on dramatically... More

TAGS: Customer (Market) Insights, Business Planning, Strategy & PPACA, Commercial Healthcare

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Keeping Your "I" on Growth Planning

Faced with the traumatic economic and geopolitical events, most companies have focused their business planning almost exclusively on driving efficiencies through every component of operations. More

TAGS: Growth Strategies (Profitable Growth), Business Planning, Strategy & PPACA

In the Press

New Era Crimps Health Insurance Profits

In an interview with Managed Healthcare Executive Magazine, John Stephens, Principal with Bridge Strategy Group, predicts that plan profits will be squeezed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). More

TAGS: Strategy & PPACA

Strategy Development and Response to Healthcare Legislation PPACA

In March of 2010 the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (PPACA or sometimes ACA) was signed into law. More

TAGS: Strategy & PPACA

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Capturing the Self Funded Market Opportunity

Capturing the Self Funded Market Opportunity

Going forward, the self funded segment will need to be a stronger contributor to revenue and operating margin, as PPACA implementation is likely to erode the profitability of the fully insured group market and increase the relative share of self funded business within the group market. More

TAGS: Insurance Distribution Channel Optimization, Strategy & PPACA

Case Studies

Product Portfolio Process Improvement Reduces Cost and Drives Innovation for Health Insurer

Our client, a premier health insurer with operations in multiple states was losing market share to more innovative, larger insurers in national accounts and to cost-competitive regional insurers in smaller accounts due to product develop performance. More

TAGS: Operations Architecture, Strategy & PPACA, Service & Operations, Healthcare Distribution

Case Studies

Long-Term Payor Strategy

One of the nation’s largest health care insurers needed to create a long-range (seven year) strategic plan that allowed it to continue rapid growth and remain an industry leader. More

TAGS: Growth Strategies (Profitable Growth), Strategy & PPACA, Service & Operations, Healthcare Distribution

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Providing Distinctive, Cost Effective Service in Health Insurance

Facing double digit growth in care costs, rising consumer expectations, and product & service commoditization, a large healthcare company wanted to explore ways to increase sustainable advantage through service and operations. More

TAGS: Operations Architecture, Strategy & PPACA

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Large Group Market Segmentation Strategy & Design

... payer, asked Bridge to help develop an approach to segmenting and servicing their large commercial group market. Our primary objective was to improve the alignment of sales and account management practices with customer (both... More

TAGS: Channel Management, Operations Architecture, Strategy & PPACA, Commercial Healthcare


2012 and Beyond: Health Payer Forecast

Bridge Strategy consultants Stuart Gunn and John Stephens give their insights into PPACA's effects on health payers.

Health payers have much to consider in the coming months and years. Regardless of the direction of PPACA legislation, managing the cost of care continues to be the primary... More

TAGS: Insurance Cost Management, Strategy & PPACA