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Consumer-driven health plans pass HMOs in popularity of plans offered: survey
Modern Healthcare

Consumer-driven health plans with high deductibles have surpassed health maintenance organizations to become the second most common plan design offered by U.S. employers, a survey by benefit consultant Aon Hewitt has found.

Fifty-eight percent of more than 1,800 employers surveyed by Aon Hewitt offered some type of CDHP in 2011, while 38% offered HMOs, 15% offered point-of-service plans, 12% offered exclusive provider organization plans and 5% offered indemnity plans. PPOs remain the most popular health plan option, offered by 79% of employers surveyed.

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