Gunsauley, Craig
September 2003
Employee Benefit News;Sep2003, Vol. 17 Issue 11, p21
Explains that third-party administrators offer novel ideas and aggressive benefit designs to help plan sponsors cope with surging health coverage costs in the U.S. Increase in the number of employers who are interested in consumer-driven health plans for their employees; Samples of third-party administrators which are servicing thousands of plan members; Expectation of several executives that the cost of health coverage will decline.


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