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Survey Says

Our 2018 National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans just closed and we have a few early results to share. After making changes, employers will hold health benefit cost growth for 2019 to 4.1%.  Still more encouraging, the underlying medical plan cost trend has cooled from 6.5% to 5.3%, which means employers will be less likely to shift cost to employees. What’s making the difference?  Here are three technology strategies that are key to higher-value health care:

 

Survey Says

Our 2018 National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans just closed and we have a few early results to share. After making changes, employers will hold health benefit cost growth for 2019 to 4.1%.  Still more encouraging, the underlying medical plan cost trend has cooled from 6.5% to 5.3%, which means employers will be less likely to shift cost to employees. What’s making the difference?  Here are three technology strategies that are key to higher-value health care:

 

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