Fewer Health Plans Retain Grandfathered Status

In 2012, 58 percent of U.S. employers that offered health care coverage had at least one plan that was grandfathered (or exempt from specific health care reform requirements such as fully covered preventative care). In contrast, an examination of 2013 plans reveals that, on average, less than 20 percent were grandfathered.

This finding may be due to employers’ need to provide competitive health plans, according to findings from the fourth annual Medical Plan Trends Report from benefits-management firm HighRoads and CEB, a member-based advisory company.

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