FPA Co-sponsors Health-Care Information Campaign

November 2004
Journal of Financial Planning;Nov2004, Vol. 17 Issue 11, p23
Academic Journal
This article reports on the results of a survey of women regarding health care knowledge, as of November 2004. Financial Planning Association has joined the insurance company Aetna in sponsoring a campaign to help women understand the connection between health care decisions and financial planning. The survey illustrates how badly that information is needed. In a survey by Ipsos Public Affairs of women ages 24-44 with health insurance, two-thirds said they alone are responsible for family health decisions, and that health care decisions are more important than retirement decisions. However, only one-third felt knowledgeable about their health benefits. Nearly half admitted they spend more time researching vacations and buying cars than choosing their health benefit options, and 27 percent said they would choose another health plan if they had the opportunity.


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