Interest in supplemental life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance has increased significantly in the past year, while telemedicine has seen a decrease. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A new market report finds that employers are offering a wider range of plans, including high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) in response to a diverse work force that is demanding more choice in employee benefits.

The 2019 Medical Trends and Observations Report, published by consulting firm DirectPath in collaboration with Gartner, is based on an analysis of more than 1,000 employee benefit plans from nearly 200 companies. It found that significant changes are being made in benefit offerings, with employers seeking to provide workers with more options in a tight job market.

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