Consumerism encourages employees to take a more active role in their health care by using innovative plan designs and by offering tools and resources that engage employees in their health and well-being. Similar to other consumer ideals, providing information on cost and quality of services allows employees to make informed decisions, resulting in better health, a sense of empowerment, and reduced costs.
To develop a comprehensive consumerism strategy, employer should consider the following strategies:
Consumer-Directed Health Care: Learnings from Large Employers
Summarizes the key findings and highlights from the 2016 benchmarking calls.
All you Need to Know About CDHPs for 2017
Highlights data from the Large Employers’ 2017 Health Plan Design Survey regarding what to expect from consumer-directed health plans in 2017.
Innovative Communication Tactics that Engage Employees in Telehealth, Transparency and Second-Opinion Services
Provides best practices in communicating telehealth, transparency tools and second-opinion services, with the goal of driving engagement and utilization.
Business Health Agenda 2017: Key Insights & Learnings
A summary of latest trends, best practices and innovative tactics for employer-sponsored health benefits and health care initiatives gleaned from Business Health Agenda 2017.
Blog Post: 8 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement in Health Care Consumerism
Best-in-class employers report eight key tactics for driving employee engagement through cutting-edge plan design strategies and emerging practices in benefit communications.
Blog Post: What Should Employers Look for In Mobile Health Apps?
Employers can positively impact workforce health by recommending safe, effective, secure and user-friendly apps to employees.
Benefit Communications Resources
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