Large Employers’ 2011 Health Plan Design Changes

Source: Karen Marlo, Dannel Dan, Craig Lykens, National Business Group on Health, Survey Report, August 2010

From the press release:
A majority of large U.S. employers are moving forward with plans to make changes to their 2011 health care benefit programs in the wake of both health reform and expected large health benefit cost increases next year, according to a new survey by the National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large employers.

The survey found that more than half (53%) of respondents are still planning to make changes to their benefit plans despite the uncertainty that exists around complying with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Another two of ten employers (19%) are scaling back changes they planned to make while an equal number are making no changes. The remaining respondents were still undecided pending further review of the final regulations.

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