Demand And Utilization Of Healthcare – 2010 Healthcare Trends
Increased demand and utilization of healthcare
may be the most troubling issue in healthcare trends over the next
three years, found a survey on key trends by Findlay Davies, a human
services consulting and consulting firm.
The firm’s survey found that increasing
costs and maintaining employee benefits is an ongoing concern for
employers that has more recently taken center stage as a result of
tightbudgets and the potential of healthcare reform.
The firm’s clients then use the survey
results for trend factors in making decisions for their Jan. 1 benefit
The average annual trend rate (which measures the
in per capita annual claims costs) slightly decreased to 11 percent for
PPO medical with prescription benefits, the survey found. Also, the
firm expects that consumer-directed health plan enrollment is likely to
grow as employers search for reduced costs and funding stability.
The analysis and report on the results of the
done by Bruce Davis, national health and group benefits practice leader
in the firm’s Toledo office.
Findley Davies works with companies interested in
maximizing the effectiveness of their human resources strategies and
A report of the survey findings "What Can
To Control Health Care Costs in 2010?" is available for download from
Findlay Davies’ Web site: www.findleydavies.com.
Address: Findlay Davies, 1300 East 9th Street,
Cleveland, OH 44114-1516; (216) 875-1900, www.findleydavies.com.