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Updated: January 5, 2010
Increasing Demand And Utilization Of Healthcare – 2010 Healthcare Trends

Increased demand and utilization of healthcare services 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 healthcare 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 renewals.

The average annual trend rate (which measures the change 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 survey was 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 programs.

A report of the survey findings "What Can Employers Do 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.


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The Executive Report on Managed Care

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