ICHRAs: Poised for Major Growth or Overhyped ‘Niche Market’?

During Oscar Health, Inc.’s recent Investor Day presentation, CEO Mark Bertolini declared that “ICHRA’s time has come,” referring to Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangements, which the insurer said it believes is the key to expanding its presence in the individual insurance market. However, some industry experts and two much larger health insurers aren’t convinced that these alternatives to traditional employer-sponsored plans are poised for their big break.

“They’ve done a really good job getting a lot of attention on something that’s really a non-issue,” Ari Gottlieb, principal of health care consulting firm A2 Strategies, says of Oscar’s ability to generate headlines about the ICHRA’s market potential.

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Leslie Small

Leslie Small

Leslie has been working in journalism since 2009 and reporting on the health care industry since 2014. She has covered the many ups and downs of the Affordable Care Act exchanges, the failed health insurer mega-mergers, and hundreds of other storylines spanning subjects such as Medicaid managed care, Medicare Advantage, employer-sponsored insurance, and prescription drug coverage. As the managing editor of Health Plan Weekly and Radar on Drug Benefits, she writes and edits for both publications while overseeing a small team of reporters who also focus on the managed care sector. Before joining AIS Health, she was a senior editor for the e-newsletter Fierce Health Payer, and she started her career as a copy editor at multiple local newspapers. She graduated with a dual degree in journalism and political science from Penn State University.

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