This year, the Large Employers’ Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey included questions to provide insight into large employers’ views on the rapidly changing health care landscape. Large employers were asked about their evolving role in bringing about change in health care, their thoughts about proposed policy changes and the position of virtual solutions in their offerings.
As in previous years, employers were also asked about critical benchmarking information on health care costs, trends in plan design and the impact developments in pharmacy have had on their bottom line.
To complement this year’s survey and to add qualitative data to the quantitative information being collected, the Business Group conducted interviews with seven employers. The conversations focused on approaches to cost control, the relationship of health care and workforce strategy, the role of partners, mental health and the upcoming presidential election. Their comments are interwoven throughout the report.
These results reflect the perspectives and plan designs of 147 large employers that cover more than 15 million lives.
The report is divided into the following sections
- Executive Summary
- Role of the Employer
- Delivery System Innovations
- Technology Solutions and Virtual Care
- Pharmacy Costs and Strategies
- Health Care Costs and Plan Design