Employers shifting focus from cost-sharing to care management
Following five years of relatively modest cost growth, more employers are forgoing the short-term savings offered by cost-shifting and turning to strategies addressing care delivery and health management.
Among smaller employers (those with 10 to 499 employees), costs rose by 5.4 percent on average, while mid-size and large employers with 500 or more employees held cost growth to 3.2 percent, according to the survey.
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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.
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