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United Benefit Advisors Reveals 2014 Industry Trends Among Employer Sponsored Health Plans

Survey Finds Public Employees Still Most Costly to Insure yet Contribute 45% Less Than the Average Employee and Nearly 40% Less Than Two Years Ago

New survey data from the 2014 United Benefit Advisors Health Plan Survey, the nation's largest health plan survey of nearly 10,000 employers, reveals differences among employer sponsored health plans across various industries, looking specifically at employer cost versus employee contribution.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015/Number of views (906)/ Article rating: No rating
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HDHPs continue growth as HMO share declines

If relatively low cost and cost trend patterns were predictive of health plan category sponsorship, health maintenance organizations would be on the rise. That isn’t happening, however, as growth of high deductible health plans continues to outpace other medical plan types – even in the face of lower employer contributions to health savings accounts.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015/Number of views (1227)/ Article rating: No rating

Employee contributions to health care plans dropping, vary widely by industry

UBA’s survey also revealed several trends and developments that “bear scrutiny and the ongoing attention of employers interested in making the most informed health care plan decisions possible,” an executive summary of the survey says.

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Two new studies paint different portrait of employer trends under ACA

While one study finds up to 80% of mid-sized employers are increasing the employee share of health insurance deductibles and co-pays, another finds the amount of employee contributions has declined in the past few years.

Sunday, January 18, 2015/Number of views (1319)/ Article rating: No rating

Costs Compared: Public vs. Private Sector Health Plans

Public workers' have generous health plans; bear lower share of costs

In 2014, the average total annual cost per employee in the U.S. for group health plan premiums was $9,504, of which the average employer cost was $6,276 and the average employee contribution was $3,228, according to survey data from the 2014 United Benefit Advisors (UBA) Health Plan Survey of nearly 10,000 U.S. employers.

Friday, January 16, 2015/Number of views (1228)/ Article rating: No rating
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