An interesting article in BenefitNews.com based on the results of a survey from United Benefit Advisors, which polled 1,746 employers of various industries and sizes, finds that employers want their workers to have tools that help them manage their medical costs. Many employers believe that employees can become better health care consumers if given the tools to do so. This includes providing better cost and quality information on physicians and hospitals and generally increasing the number of decision support tools available. As many as half of the employers surveyed hope to add a variety of new health care features, including cost and quality information for hospitals, physicians and prescription drugs.
Read full news item: Advisers should focus on health care decision tools, BenefitNews.com (5/2)