PULSE provides in-depth monthly analysis of the health plan industry. Every month, PULSE contains capital cost metrics, such as price per member or price earnings multiples, as well as operational metrics such as membership growth, administrative expense to premium ratio, health benefit ratio and premium rate increases. In addition, PULSE reports on key events affecting the health plan industry, including mergers, acquisitions, financial results, conversions, restructurings and other notable events.It also provides monthly inserts on key topics ranging from Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, rate increases, components of administrative expenses and economies of scale.
To see what specific topics were discussed in each edition of PULSE, please click on the corresponding month. This will bring you to a page that lists each subject and a short summary of every topic covered in that particular edition of PULSE.
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