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  • large employers
  • When asked about a long-term response to the changes initiated by health reform, 87% of large employers say they will add or strengthen programs or policies to encourage more health-conscious behavior. (plansponsor.com)
  • For a second year in a row there was a sharp increase in the use of incentives or penalties to encourage higher participation rates: 33% of large employers with health management programs provided incentives or penalties, up from 27% last year and 21% in 2009. (plansponsor.com)
  • insurers
  • Insurers will have to provide preventive services such as mammograms and colonoscopies without cost sharing or charging co-pays. (go.com)
  • Insurers and employers can keep medical cost growth more manageable through various tactics, which often includes some form of cost sharing with plan holders. (fortune.com)
  • Providers fear that insurers will drop reimbursement rates to government-payer levels, with the argument that the cost shifting is no longer needed after reform. (programbusiness.com)
  • 1 Avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations is a focus for insurers and employers of cost reduction, but hospital admissions for deliveries are inherently different from other admissions, because they cannot be avoided or substituted with other appropriate outpatient care. (ahdbonline.com)
  • survey
  • The survey results are available online at www.shrm.org/Research/SurveyFindings/Articles/Pages/2014-SHRM-Strategic-Use-of-Benefits-Health-Care.aspx . (shrm.org)
  • A comprehensive nationwide survey of 583 workers conducted in late March, demonstrates that preventive health services in the workplace is and will be an important issue in the upcoming health care reform debate. (industryweek.com)
  • Our analysis is based on data from the National Compensation Survey (NCS), which is a nationwide survey of labor costs in private and public establishments conducted quarterly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). (kff.org)
  • The survey found that nearly nine in 10 (88%) employers identified managing pharmacy spending generally for high-cost specialty drugs specifically as their top priority over the next three years. (cnbc.com)
  • The survey also showed that dependent costs remain a focus. (cnbc.com)
  • In addition, the survey found that 20% of employers will offer only a consumer-directed health care plan next year, up from 10% this year. (programbusiness.com)
  • Already about 12% of employers have adopted such a strategy, according to the PwC survey. (fortune.com)
  • To slow the growth of employer health care costs, two-thirds of the companies responding to the survey said they planned to expand wellness programs and 63 percent already offer health risk questionnaires. (personalmoneystore.com)
  • Although health care reform is a top concern for U.S. employers, most organizations have not measured its cost impact, according to a survey released by the Willis Human Capital Practice, a unit of risk advisor Willis Group Holdings. (talentmgt.com)
  • Meanwhile, group medical costs for employers continue to rise, according to the survey. (talentmgt.com)
  • Employers generally do not plan to eliminate group medical benefits as part of their compensation practices, the survey showed. (talentmgt.com)
  • We identified 5 chronic diseases or risk factors from 2 data sources: MarketScan Health Risk Assessment and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). (cdc.gov)
  • centers
  • Incentives for high-value providers: 28% of employers plan to differentiate cost sharing for high-performance networks or centers of excellence in 2012, and 21% plan to adopt value-based designs over the next year. (programbusiness.com)
  • Among the employers who have followed this advice are Weyco Inc. , Scotts Miracle-Gro , Crown Laboratories , Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, the World Health Organization , and most recently, Medical Mutual . (blogspot.com)
  • absenteeism
  • We quantified absenteeism costs in 2011 and adjusted them to reflect growth in employment costs to 2015 dollars. (cdc.gov)
  • Nationally, each risk factor or disease was associated with annual absenteeism costs greater than $2 billion. (cdc.gov)
  • Absenteeism costs associated with chronic diseases and health risk factors can be substantial. (cdc.gov)
  • Medical
  • And companies, which don't see individual medical records, have to patiently wait for some potential benefits from their investment like a drop in health care costs. (fox59.com)
  • It is really, really hard to change behavior," said Carolyn Engelhard, an associate professor at the University of Virginia's medical school who studies health policy. (fox59.com)
  • Company spokeswoman Val Oehmke declined to say how much the clinic cost to build, but she said Fiat Chrysler expects to make back what it spent in about two years by improving employee health and cutting medical costs. (fox59.com)
  • Kerry's plan to have a national insurance pool to help cover "catastrophic" medical costs could "be a seed for bipartisan reform," Bruce Josten, chief lobbyist of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce , said. (californiahealthline.org)
  • Industry Week reports that hospitals shifting costs from Medicare to private payers and employers is seen as the main reason for higher medical costs. (personalmoneystore.com)
  • And the medical care costs associated with heart attacks are extremely high. (blogspot.com)
  • Employers are interested in reducing rates of chronic disease and reducing health risk factors because employers bear about 58% of total employee medical costs (8). (cdc.gov)
  • preventive
  • With public and private health spending predicted to reach $2.5 trillion in 2009 -- a 17.6% share of the U.S. gross domestic product-many policymakers are arguing that effective, evidence-based, preventive services such as smoking cessation programs not only promote health, but also offer high economic value. (industryweek.com)
  • Workers who are less affluent and less educated are less likely to have access to employer-provided preventive health services. (industryweek.com)
  • offer
  • And 70% of working adults think employers should offer wellness programs that address important health issues such as diet, exercise, stress reduction, and how to manage chronic illnesses, such as diabetes. (industryweek.com)
  • Employers that do not offer either type of CDHC plan say that if they added options to their health plan, 39% would opt for HSAs, 14% for HRAs and 47% would offer both. (plansponsor.com)
  • In addition, many employers today offer access to real-time information through HR portals and the like. (massagemag.com)