Never underestimate the power of combining freedom of choice with personal responsibility when helping employers benchmark and design the best possible health benefits package, suggests research from a leading employee benefit insurance brokerage and consulting firm. These initiatives were credited with helping to tame rising costs.
“It is important to begin to have members pay part of their healthcare plan, whether it’s a larger deductible or you’re driving them to consumer plans,” said Suzanne McGarey, managing principal of employee benefits for EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants during a recent webinar to discuss the firm’s 2017 Benefit Cost Market Trend survey.
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