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There are regional differences in health plan rates and adoption, but voluntary benefit adoption throughout the country is on the rise, according to Benefitfocus Inc.'s report, "State of Employee Benefits 2018 – Regional Edition."

Health plans from preferred provider organizations are the most popular among U.S. employees, according to anonymous employee benefit election data from 540 employers on the BENEFITFOCUS Platform representing 1,281,447 individual consumers. On average, 48 percent choose PPOs while 35 percent choose high deductible health plans, though HDHP offering rates are on the rise, especially in the Midwest and West.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.