Adam Solander Quoted in Multiple Publications Regarding Health Insurance ReformMultiple Publications April 15, 2015
Adam C. Solander, Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted by Pallet Enterprise, in “Rx for Health Insurance Costs – Part 1: Obamacare Leads to Mixed Bag of Blessings and Challenges,” by Phillip Perry and Chaille Brindley.
Following is an excerpt:
“Some smaller employers may have gotten better deals under the ACA,” said Adam Solander, an associate at the law firm of Epstein Becker Green, Washington, D.C. “Most, though, have experienced cost increases, in some cases large ones.” …
In 2014 the premium for employer-provided family coverage averaged $16,834, a rate 3% higher than the previous year, according to the “2014 Employer Health Benefits Survey” from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The average annual premiums for such coverage have risen 26% over the past five years.
While these increases are unwelcome, the Kaiser Foundation points out that they are smaller than the escalations for the previous five year period. Too, some higher premiums have not arrived absent advantages. “Premium increases often result from the law’s requirements for coverage of better quality than what employers have offered in the past,” commented Solander.