Consumer crossroads

Shepherd, Leah Carlson; Anderson, Tom
March 2006
Employee Benefit News;Mar2006, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p20
Evaluates how consumer-driven health plans fare in enrollment and what changes vendors plan to make to them. Increase in health care costs experienced by consumer-driven health plans at Lumenos; Remarks from Meredith Baratz, Definity Health's vice president of strategic solutions; Statement from Marc Hallee, senior vice president of health and welfare consulting for Fidelity Investments.


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