Survey shows consumerism uptick in health benefits
AP/Yahoo News, December 10, 2008
Rising healthcare premiums are making U.S. workers less willing to choose plans with higher up-front costs, according a survey by consulting firm Watson Wyatt. A survey of large company employees shows that workers are significantly less willing to pay higher premiums to keep out-of-pocket expenses like deductibles and copays lower in 2008 compared with 2007. Only 19% of employees surveyed in 2008 were willing to opt for higher premiums, compared with 38% last year.
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