Healthcare

Employers Not Backing Away from Health Benefits

Nearly all U.S. employers who offer employer-sponsored insurance are likely to continue to provide those benefits to workers in 2014, according to the 2013 survey from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP).

Many feared firms would drop insurance coverage in 2014 because of Affordable Care Act mandates and the introduction of health insurance exchanges. The percentage increased nearly 98 percent, compared with about 95 percent in its 201

About 4 out of 10 say they will increase emphasis on high-deductible health plans with a health savings account and increase participants’ share of premium costs and increase their focus on wellness initiatives. About 1 out of 3 plan to increase in-network deductibles for plan members.

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