Industry experts identified initiatives to help minimize inflation and rising healthcare costs at the 2023 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference.     Gordon Ito, insurance commissioner at the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, identified several healthcare cost drivers. They included fragmented or uncoordinated care, unhealthy behavior and lifestyle choices of patients, … Read more

Members of the Washington State Health Care Authority’s Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) discussed proposals for updates to its uniform dental plan during a meeting Thursday.     PEBB purchases and coordinates insurance benefits for eligible public employees and retirees, and serves more than 300,000 members. Employees and Retirees Benefits Division Senior Account Manager Ellen … Read more