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Only 7% of Employers Use Objective Quality Information to Select Health Plans

A recent Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research (AP-NORC) survey of employers found that 60% of employers think health plan quality ratings are important but employers employers lack familiarity with health quality information—particularly, objective data on the quality of health insurance plans.

Just 7 percent of employers that offer health insurance use objective quality information from sources tested in the survey; 89 percent do not use or are unfamiliar with any of the objective sources tested.

Interestingly, 55% indicated they are somewhat to extremely likely to pay more for a health plan with higher quality ratings than one with low ratings.

MBGH provides quality ratings from eValue8 on BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Cigna to our members for use in their evaluation of plan performance and for potential selection.

86% of the employers indicated that cost to the organization is very or extremely important. Employers offering high-deductible health plans are more likely to say that the employee's premium is extremely important (44% vs. 25%).

Click here to see the entire report which also covers how employers are reacting to ACA, wellness program implementation, and other key employer perspectives.

Posted by Cristie Travis at 8:33 AM

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