Carve-Out Program

A program by a payer—e.g., Medicare—which transfers the responsibility for mental health services to specialty behavioural health organisations; such programs are designed to reduce costs
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An executive group life carve-out program is one such "double duty beauty," providing key executives with enhanced, permanent life insurance that does double duty as a potential tax-efficient savings vehicle.
There have been a lot of other carriers that have come into this space and gone from it," said John Laprade, who heads the sales unit of MassMutual's Executive Group Life Carve-Out Program.
By the end of 1995, 12 States had adopted some form of MBHC carve-out program for their Medicaid programs.
Northern California contractors and unions representing carpenters, laborers and operating engineers have formed a labor-management trust to administer a collectively bargained workers' compensation carve-out program, the Building Industry Trust announced.
Deciding to design a carve-out program is the first step; finding the right product to meet your clients' needs is next.
The construction industry carve-out program was one of the creative initiatives that resulted from the 1993 reforms of the state's workers' compensation system, Duncan noted.
A group carve-out program works just as it sounds: Key executives are "carved out" of the group life insurance plan and benefits above $50,000 are replaced with permanent individual life insurance policies.
In particular, 10 out of 16 states implemented carve-out programs in 1995 or later.
A recent California Department of Insurance document claims that "several carve-out programs, specifically those with an ombudsman, have had demonstrated success in reducing the level of litigation, returning workers to work more quickly, and reducing the overall cost burden on the system.
Employers will need to take a preemptive strike at health care inflation through effective design, cost sharing with employees, self-funding arrangements, carve-out programs, vendor performance guarantees, and other initiatives to minimize the impact of increased health care costs.
Quality of mental health care was perceived to be lower for patients who were referred to mental health carve-out programs compared to those referred to individual mental health providers (55.
In many states, none of the licensure options really makes sense for mental health carve-out programs.