August 15, 2014
DEFINING THE CONTRIBUTION:
More Employers Moving to High-Deductible Health Plans (Karen Pallarito, Aug. 15, 2014, HealthDay News)
"Employers are looking to put their employees in the driver's seat" to help manage costs together, Brian Marcotte, president and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, said during a media briefing this week detailing the survey's results.Consumer-directed health plans feature high deductibles and low monthly premiums. These plans are typically paired with a health savings account to help employees and their dependents pay out-of-pocket medical expenses."The idea is that consumers will use fewer services and become more prudent purchasers since they bear more financial responsibility for their consumption," said Caroline Pearson, a vice president at Avalere Health, a Washington, D.C.-based research and consulting firm.
Now universalize them.Posted by Orrin Judd at August 15, 2014 7:41 PM