With health care costs continuing to outpace salary increases and consumer inflation for other goods and services, cost containment remains a priority for 73% of organizations.
Despite the recent postponement of the Cadillac Tax to 2020, organizations are implementing plan design strategies and innovations to improve quality and control costs.
The 2017 Medical Plan Trends and Observations Report* highlights 10 trends among employers’ health care plan design strategies in three major categories:
- Flattening plan design cost shifts
- Sustainable cost saving mechanisms
- Convenient and high-quality health care options