In the year since health care reform became law, a new surveyfinds that employers across the U.S. are maintaining their healthcare benefits, implementing cost-sharing methods and assessing thelong-term impact of reform on their organizations. “Health CareReform: Employer Actions One Year Later,” released by theInternational Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, uncoversactions employers have taken in the last 12 months and explorestheir plans for the upcoming year.

“For the most part, employers have moved beyond the‘wait-and-see’ phase they were in just a year ago and are beginningto take action,” says Sally Natchek, senior director of Research atthe International Foundation. “Although many employers areconcerned about rising costs, very few have drastically altered orended their health care benefits. Most employers remain committedto offering quality health care benefits to their employees.”

Employers anticipate rising costs

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