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How Employers are Controlling Health Care Costs [Infographic]

August 26, 2014
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In the aftermath of changes due to the Affordable Care Act, it comes as no surprise that healthcare benefits are a major concern to employers. With the health insurance costs on the rise, many employers are concerned with cutting the cost of healthcare benefits.

Here’s a look at employers’ strategies optimizing healthcare benefit investment, based on he 2014 Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health Employer Survey on Purchasing Value in Health Care.

  • 95 percent of employers report that subsidizing healthcare coverage for active full-time employees will be a part of their benefits package in 2015.

  • 56 percent of employers find it important to provide subsidies for spouses as well.

  • 49 percent of employers increased employee contributions in tiers, with dependent coverage at a higher rate than single coverage

  • 82 percent of all employers plan to offer account-based health plans.

Infographic- Employers Act to Control Healthcare Costs

Disclaimer: The views represented in these infographics do not necessarily reflect the views of Zane Benefits, its staff, or its affiliate partners.

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Source: Towers Watson

See related stats and surveys:

Employer Trends for Cutting Health Benefit Costs in 2015

83% of Employers Say the ACA is Driving Up Costs

Two Biggest Health Benefits Challenges Are Controlling Costs, Recruiting and Retention

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