Consumer-Directed Health Plans Will Grow Rapidly
Nearly one-third of large companies expect to offer a consumer-directed health plan to employees this year. Right now, 21 percent offer one. Most employers will offer other health care options as well.
The survey also asked companies without consumer-directed health plans why they haven’t taken the plunge. Twenty-nine percent said the effectiveness of the plans hasn’t fully been tested, while 20 percent said they’re not convinced that the consumer-directed plans would bring costs down.