TITLE

Health Care Consumerism: Incentives, Behavior Change and Uncertainties

AUTHOR(S)
Domaszewicz, Sander; Havlin, Linda; Connolly, Susan
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Benefits Quarterly;2010 First Quarter, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Employers affected by the recession's 2009 peak must press for cost containment in 2010, especially in health care benefits. Encouraging employee consumerism—through consumer-directed health plans and other strategies—can be enhanced by incentives, but federal efforts at health care reform add some element of uncertainty to the consumer-directed solution. This article provides some lessons to guide the course of action for employers considering implementing a consumerist approach to improve employee health and control the cost trend.
ACCESSION #
47616050

 

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