University of Minnesota Health Plan Task Force January 14, 1998
Comparison of Health Insurance Purchasing Alternatives
Executive Summary Introduction Current Shortcomings Trends Alternative Models Profiles Retirees Further Analysis Summary
Appendices: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Glossary

Executive Summary

The Task Force on Health Insurance of the Faculty Consultative Committee at the University of Minnesota commissioned this report to investigate alternative health insurance purchasing strategies to the current partnership with the State of Minnesota. This report addresses a variety of models for the committee to consider and also reports on health insurance options that other organizations provide for their employees. The other organizations include Macalaster College, the University of Wisconsin, Penn State University, Medtronic, Toro, and the City of St. Paul. Three member companies of the Buyers Health Care Action Group are discussed briefly. Retiree benefits for several Big Ten Universities are also discussed.

There are a variety of models which are considered in this report. The main options are as follows:

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