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Monday, August 22, 2016
Managing Specialty Drug Spending is Top Priority For 88% of Employers
Willis Towers Watson recently released results from the 21st annual Best
Practices in Health Care Employer Survey. Here are some key findings from the
employer and employee healthcare costs to increase 5% in 2016 and 2017.
annual costs are expected to rise to $12,338 in 2016 and $13,000 in 2017.
·81% of employers will
make modest changes to cost-sharing provisions for 2017.
·Managing spending for
high-cost specialty drugs is top priority for 88% of employers.
·Half of employers
offering an account-based plan expect that to be the only choice by 2018.
·28% of employers have
reduced spousal subsidies by adding surcharges.