High-deductible health plans are gaining traction with employers, says one new report on the U.S. benefits landscape. Another report concludes that growth in adoption of these plans has leveled off. Both reports, however, say many workers are not yet sold on the plans.
The 2017 Employee Benefit Trends Report from the benefits-administration provider Empyrean says 80 percent of clients it surveyed now offer high-deductible plans — and 22 percent offer such a plan as the only option for medical coverage — the so-called “full replacement” strategy.
The latest report by PwC’s Health Research Institute offers a different perspective. Authors of