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Strategic Solutions

Health Plans

The post-reform environment will likely require you to take action, even in the midst of uncertainty about the future—such as enrollment in health insurance exchanges, the health care cost trend and the impact of accountable care organizations—and the fading, 80-year-old business model. Deloitte professionals have experience that spans the health and insurance industries and take a more collaborative and innovative approach to help guide you.

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Taking action in the midst of uncertainty

For health plans working to find their way in the new marketplace, it’s important to follow a deliberate process to design and position your future for sustained performance. For example, it’s important to know how you are going to respond to the growing prominence of government-sponsored business. You’ll need to pick your growth strategy: horizontal, vertical or through diversification. You’ll also need to evaluate the growth potential in partnerships, alliances and consolidation.

Thinking innovatively will help you to understand your new business model and the individual trigger events that will likely require you to pivot in order to capture margin and opportunities. As health care continues to be more closely focused on individuals, your relationships and value to stakeholders will be critical for your long-term performance, if not viability. Our experienced professionals can help guide you.

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Our approach

​Our approach

  • Understanding your current state: Evaluate your assets, weaknesses, vulnerabilities and opportunities. Do you have the right platforms for a future in health care?
  • Defining the future state you want to achieve: What does success look like—what are your mission/vision/values? Can you make money and be relevant in the short- and long-term?
  • Mapping the way: Develop specific goals, line up the tools to help you reach them, chart what constitutes acceptable progress and incorporate them into your daily work; take action for the future while continuing to serve existing businesses.

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Related service offerings

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  • Innovation—Sets innovation strategy, designs, builds and launches innovations and helps our clients become better innovators. Putting design and strategy together, we work toward “balanced breakthrough” innovations.
  • Provider Collaboration
  • Retail Consumerism: Healthcare Marketplace
  • Deloitte Digital—Designs and implements mobile, cloud and social solutions that align with our client’s key business objectives.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)—Provides services such as pre-merger synergy analysis; post-merger integration planning, operations and technology; and post-merger strategy and business plan.

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About the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions

About the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions: The source for health care insights.


Strategy & M&A

Discover how Deloitte can help as the group health plan market declines and there is a renewed focus on scale and capabilities.


Life Sciences

Learn more about the solutions we offer life sciences companies as they adapt in an era of transformation. 


Health Plans

Our Health Plans practice offers a range of solutions to help organizations make the most of post-reform market opportunities.

Dhan Shapurji

Managing Director | Life Sciences & Health Care

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