The 12th Annual MetLife U.S. Employee Benefits Trends Study highlights employees’ attitudes toward their benefits and employers’ challenges in delivering benefits that satisfy workers but keep costs controlled.
The 2014 bSwift benefits survey looks at trends in health benefits, with a focus on wellness, defined contribution and automation.
The National Business Group on Health annual survey finds that large companies are planning for around a 7% increase in health benefit costs in 2014.
The latest Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health survey of employers reveals information regarding strategies relating to the implementation of the health reform law. Much of what companies say they will do is not good for consumers, but that is what the law’s proponents should have anticipated.
States have until Oct. 1 to submit an “Essential Health Benefits” plan to the federal government. The plans will set the floor for the amount and types of coverage that must be available in new insurance exchanges serving the individual and small group markets when the individual mandate kicks in in 2014.