Weathering the Volatile Economy in a Health and Welfare Plan

May 2012
Benefits Magazine;May2012, Vol. 49 Issue 5, p44
The article discusses key ideas from the trustee sessions of the 57th Annual Employee Benefits Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. It cites several major trends including the 113 percent increase in average annual health insurance premiums for family coverage since 2001 to 2011. Benefits plan trustees cite the need for making significant changes in health plan design and educating more employees about wellness programs. Panelists also mentioned the importance of preventive care coverage.


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