National health care costs continue to increase for both plan sponsors and their employees

Published on December 10, 2012 at 10:44 AM · No Comments

HORAN, a leading advisor in employee benefits and financial services, announces national health care costs continue to increase for both plan sponsors and their employees, according to the 2012 Health Plan Survey conducted by its national partner, United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation's largest independent benefits advisory organization. 

The 2012 UBA Health Plan Survey provides the best source of data for area employers to benchmark their health plan based upon plan type, region, state, number of employees and industry category.

As the only UBA firm in our region, HORAN has exclusive access to the survey data and can provide employers with a free, local benefits benchmarking report allowing access to more granular and accurate data.

"As health care plan offerings and the federal regulatory environment become more complex, benchmarking data such as the 2012 UBA Health Plan Survey have become increasingly critical for employers looking to manage their health care benefit programs effectively," says Valerie Bogdan-Powers, HORAN Vice President of Group Operations. "Providing an attractive, competitive and cost-effective health plan is criti­cally important to local employers. In order to provide such a plan, understanding how your health plan compares to other like companies is crucial."

One noticeable trend from this year's survey is a decline in the percentage of plans offered for consumer driven health plans (CDHPs) in the United States for the first time since 2007. CDHPs growth stagnation is a critical pattern businesses should consider when making health plan purchasing decisions.

Other notable trends include:

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