2016 Employer Health Plan Trends

In their 2016 Health and Well-being Touchstone Survey, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) received detailed responses from more than 1,100 employers in 37 industries across the country. The report provided summary data on medical, prescription drug, and dental plan designs, as well as work-life, wellness, and disease management programs, overall costs, and more.

What follows are some of the key survey findings. As companies continue to deal with rising health care costs, employers are looking at different ways to construct their employee health plans. You’ll see what the trends are regarding HMOs, PPOs, and high-deductible health plans (HDHP), what average plan cost shares are, and more.

It’s true that employers select their health plans based on the unique characteristics of their workforce and circumstances of their companies. And not all companies are alike. But these findings present an aggregate snapshot to which you can compare your approach to employee health care. For instance, how do your plans’ copays, deductibles, and out-of-pocket maximums stack up? Or how many plan options do you offer your employees versus what other companies do?

To find out how to best approach your employee health plans, feel free to contact a Kaiser Permanente representative.


Infographic: 2016 employer health plan trends


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