What Makes a Health Plan “High Quality”?

healthplanA recent survey by a data analytics firm found that benefits objectives often vary based on company size. Results showed that while smaller companies were focused on increasing employee productivity, mid-range employers were more concerned with employee satisfaction levels. Very  large employers identified employee health and well-being as their main objective.

One interesting finding was that regardless of objectives, a high percentage of employers expressed concern that their health benefits were falling behind those of industry peers. If you share that concern, be aware that even though expectations vary by industry and workforce demographics, the days of doing things because “that’s the way we’ve always done it” are over.

Stay Open to New Ideas

Top workplaces are committed to innovation in every part of their operation and health benefits are no exception. By self-funding, most use claims data to respond to member needs and take advantage of new opportunities. Health concierge services, price transparency tools, bundled pricing and the trend to low or no deductibles and copays are just a few of the ways health plans are innovating to rein in rising costs and help employees get the care they need – important objectives of a high quality health plan.

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