And, we’re off! The fourth open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act has begun; and after several months of high-profile exits and uncertainty over insurers’ next play, we now have clarity on whose in, whose out, whose scaling back, and where.
While many health plans are taking a cautious view of the Exchanges – at least until CMS further shores up the program to create a sustainable market – the fact is 2017 enrollment could hit 13.8 million people. A good many insurers are cautiously optimistic about the upside-opportunity of serving that population.
For those insurers who are still offering “Obamacare” plans, Oliver Wyman has developed a series of perspectives to help them optimize their performance in this fickle market.
Special Series articles include:
- Secret to Success on the Public Exchanges? Forget One-Size-Fits-All Care Management
- How Medicaid Players Have Mastered ACA Challenges
- The Future of ACA Exchanges: Making History or Repeating It?
- Keys to Engaging the ACA Population
- What ACA Insurers Can Learn from the NHS
We will all continue to watch the market with concern about its future viability; but in the meantime, strap in, we expect the next 12 months to be equally as exciting as the Exchange roller coast of the past three years... optimistically with some improved financial performance.