Guy Carpenter's HealthCare & Life Market Insights & Alerts

These regular briefings from Guy Carpenter's HealthCare & Life Specialty Practice provide information and analysis on issues of critical importance to the industry.

Marketinsights

MarketInsight: Review of 2016 London Market Changes

The London Accident & Health market continues to play a very important role in the development of insurance and reinsurance in the United States. The ability of this market to be flexible, competitive and most importantly, innovative, makes it a key component for profitability and growth for US insurers and MGUs.
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MarketInsight: Partnering with Blue Cross Blue Shield Companies

As we start 2017 Guy Carpenter is very excited about being chosen by more Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations to be their medical reinsurance experts than any other reinsurance broker. Representing more than three times as many Association members than our nearest competitor, it is from a position of knowledge and expertise that we continue to build out and improve our platform to deliver value over a wide range of reinsurance solutions.
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MarketInsight: Partnering with Medicaid Programs

Medicaid is a federally funded, state-operated and state-implemented program. As such, the program is different in each state, whether in terms of eligibility, benefits, delivery of services, or provider payments. Some programs’ coverages tend to be very limited. For instance, in one state only certain types of transplants are covered and only infants under certain weight (1200 grams at birth) are covered under Medicaid. Having the knowledge of state specific programs, we help clients design the appropriate reinsurance coverage to meet their risk management and budgeting objectives.
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MarketAlert

MarketAlert: The Zika Virus

The Zika virus has become a global health issue with the World Health Organization predicting up to 4 million Zika cases in the Americas alone over the next year. In fact, the World Bank has projected that the short-term economic impact from the virus for 2016 in Latin America and the Caribbean will be about $3.5 billion. In the United States alone, there have been 258 travel related cases reported and an additional 259 in Puerto Rico, with a projected 1 in 5 to be infected on the island by year end. With these staggering growth estimations, the World Bank dedicated $150MM to help fight the Zika virus.
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MarketAlert: The Zika Virus Part II

Currently in the US, the Zika virus is spreading in certain states and creating an anxious environment for pregnant women. The mosquito transmitted illness has been of great concern for those traveling to impacted areas in Latin America, including Rio de Janiero, and the Caribbean. Several athletes decided to withdraw from the summer Olympics in Rio due to the risk the virus poses to pregnant women.
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For more information on the Guy Carpenter HealthCare & Life Specialty Practice, please contact: gchealthcarelife@guycarp.com