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People cutouts with stethoscope And while 32 percent of employers have adopted different types of health care delivery models over the past three years, 45 percent plan to do so over the next three years. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Employers are trying more ways to bring down costs on high-quality health care for employees, according to Willis Towers Watson’s Health Care Access & Delivery Survey, including centers of excellence, on- or near-site clinics and high-performance networks.

Chief among employer concerns are inadequate employee access to mental health (54 percent) and substance abuse (47 percent) treatment, with 33 percent worried about the lack of general services in rural locations (84 percent of employers have workforce living in rural locations, so it might be a concern that more employers are not taking on this issue).

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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