DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE STUDY: http://www.evolution1.com/healthcare-trends-institute/resources/2016-healthcare-benefits-trends-benchmark-study/
As the reforms and mandates under the ACA finalize, employers make changes to benefits offerings and strategies, and small employers look to implement their own plans, benefits professionals and health benefits stakeholders still have questions that need to be answered.
To address the concerns, the Healthcare Trends Institute releases its Healthcare Benefits Trends Benchmark Study annually to compile insights and strategies for the present and future to remain in compliance with healthcare reform laws while driving down costs and providing competitive benefits offerings to employees.
Surveying hundreds of benefits professionals HR executives, and employer-side stakeholders, we have made this study available for download here.
So what do you need to know about healthcare benefits trends in 2016? We’ve boiled it down to six key trends, highlighted below:
1. Employers remain committed to offering health benefits and believe benefit offerings are important to attracting and retaining talented employees
2. Continued interest grows among employers to learn and understand more about Defined Contribution Plans
3. Employers are already exploring and adopting wellness and healthy lifestyle programs, while others are continuing to consider for the future
4. Although there is some concern for the impending 2018 Cadillac Tax (delayed to 2020 following the completion of the survey), the majority of employers are not making any changes as of yet
5. Employers are looking to insurance brokers and benefit consultants to learn more about new health benefit designs and distribution models
6. Helping employees better understand the value of provided benefits and making cost-conscious benefit decisions continues to remain important to employers.
The entire survey, available for download here (http://www.evolution1.com/healthcare-trends-institute/resources/2016-healthcare-benefits-trends-benchmark-study/), answers a plethora of questions into what other employers are doing in the wake of reforms, and how you can benchmark your own plans to keep up with the market and make the most as the dust settles following the ACA.