Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Insurance as a loss leader

It's often asked how long carriers will put up with low margins and tight regulations. It's not a very attractive market to be in right now. Unless insurance isn't your primary business. If you're a hospital or health system breaking even but driving more business to your facilities would be a good deal. Making an extra couple points on insurance operations would just be gravy.

Even better is having your competitors or taxpayors subsidize any loses while your hospital runs up charges.
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