HighRoads and CEB Find that Less Than 20% of Health Plans will Retain “Grandfathered” Status in 2013

HighRoads, the industry leader in health care compliance and benefits management, and CEB (NYSE: CEB), the leading member-based advisory company, today released findings from their fourth annual Medical Plan Trends Report. The study found that as 2014 and the enactment of more health care reforms approach, employers are focused on compliance as well as cost control by emphasizing consumerism and preventive care.

“Health care continues to be a significant component of the benefits packages that deliver the overall employment value proposition,” said Cynthia Weidner, vice president, health and welfare consulting, HighRoads. “Yet, employers are looking for ways to maintain that value while working to control costs and assure compliance to increasing reform requirements. As a result, plan designs are changing but with careful attention to not damage the employee-perceived value of the benefits they have come to expect.”

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