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Employers eye new health plan reimbursement approaches, survey finds
Modern Healthcare

As part of their strategy to hold down their healthcare plan costs, more employers are considering new approaches to reimburse plan participants for claims expenses and encourage them to use providers with the best medical outcomes, according to a survey released Thursday.

The Aon Hewitt survey of about 800 large and midsize employers found that 62% are considering redesigning their plans so participant reimbursement would be limited to a fixed amount for services where there are now wide cost variations.