Employers 'Vote' on Health Care Platforms

Miller, Stephen
January 2009
HR Magazine;Jan2009, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p25
The article reports that a poll conducted by Buck Consultants has found that employers prefer a middle ground when it comes to health care. The survey reveals that the majority of U.S.-based employers want to continue to provide health care coverage yet oppose a government mandate to do so. The survey analyzed responses from more than 1,60 U.S., organizations in virtually every industry. If a mandate becomes law, two-thirds believe that employers should maintain plan design discretion, including the option to offer consumer-directed health plans.


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