Employers adopt aggressive health benefit plan designs

Elswick, Jill; Carlson, Leah
April 2004
Employee Benefit News;4/15/2004, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p1
Focuses on the results of surveys on the use of cost sharing by employers to focus employees' attention on health care costs, conducted by Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) and Watson Wyatt, released as of April 2004. Expected median health care cost increase in 2004; Average total health care costs per employee in the Fidelity study; Percentage of employers in the NBGH-Watson Wyatt study who were willing to absorb health care cost increases in 2003.


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