A new survey from Willis Towers Watson found that a whopping 93 percent of employers say reducing health care costs and boosting affordability is a top priority over the next three years, according to an American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) report.
“Relentless health care price increases continue to crowd out other benefits, making affordability a challenge for many workers,” Willis Towers Watson’s Julie Stone said in a statement. “In a full-employment economy, employers feel the pressure to offer competitive benefits and can’t compromise on employee affordability. With employers and employees seeing no end in sight, many companies are getting creative and tapping into overlooked strategies to shrink the total bill.”
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