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- Health plans poised to follow fixed-level funding of 401(k)s. Dickerson, Arthur // Employee Benefit News;Sep99, Vol. 13 Issue 10, p48
Discusses the changes in employers' management of health benefit plans of employees. Similarity of the evolving health plan management to the 401(k) plan of managing pension plans; Changes in managing health care; Possibility of lower cost benefit administration.
- More employers to offer CDHPs. WOJCIK, JOANNE // Business Insurance;3/14/2011, Vol. 45 Issue 11, p4
The article highlights a survey, titled "16th Annual Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health Employer Survey on Purchasing Value in Health Care," released in March 2011, which found that employers predict that costs for employee health care benefits will increase by 7 percent in 2011.
- Medical plan costs topped $3,500 per employee in 1991. // Corporate Board;Mar/Apr92, Vol. 13 Issue 73, p29
Reports on the results of the 1991 Health Care Benefits Survey conducted by A. Foster Higgins & Co. Total cost of providing medical plans for employers in 1991; Average total cost of corporate health benefit programs as a percentage of net earnings; Median-out-of-pocket liability for individual...
- Survey finds health care cost growth accelerating in 1998. // Corporate Board;Mar/Apr98, Vol. 19 Issue 109, p28
Focuses on the Towers Perrin Health Care Cost Survey citing the increase of the cost of large companies' benefit plans in 1998. Average reported cost of medical coverage for all types of health plans combined; Significant variation of plan costs among employers.
- Using health benefits as an incentive to change employee health risks: Preliminary program results. Spencer, Leslie Simmons; Pratt, David S. // Employee Benefits Journal;Jun96, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p26
Reports on the practice by employers of employing risk rating to employee health benefits called risk-rated health benefit plan (RRHBP). Goals of strategy; Case study of manufacturing company using the program; Risk-rated health benefits criteria for passing risk factor variables; Percentage of...
- Employers expected to pay more for health care in 1999. Reed, Vita // Las Vegas Business Press;11/23/98, Vol. 15 Issue 47, p1
Focuses on the results of a study which states that midsize employers in the United States are expected to increase expenditure for health care in the year 1999. Statistics which show that employers were able to control their health benefit costs in 1997; Increase in managed health care enrollment.
- Employer costs: Steady for now. // Trustee;Jun97, Vol. 50 Issue 6, p3
Explains the finding by consulting firm Foster Higgins that American companies' health care costs increased slightly in 1996. Health plan costs; Contact information.
- Number of mid-sized firms offering traditional indemnity plans drops. // Enterprise/Salt Lake City;9/4/95, Vol. 25 Issue 10, p5
Reports that the number of mid-sized companies in the United States that offer traditional indemnity plans has dropped from 57% in 1993 to 46% in 1994, according to a report on employee benefits. Increase in the use of point-of-service (POS) plans; Use of preferred provider organizations (PPO);...
- New health benefits rule has big impact on businesses and workers. Hayes, Rick Stephan; Baker, C. Richard // Business Forum;Fall93, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p26
Reports on the implications of the health benefits provisions, under the Financial Accounting Statement Number (FAS) 106, to businesses and workers in the United States. Importance of FAS 106; Impact on stockholders; Reaction of employers.