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Employers see promise in narrow networks to cut costs
Sacramento Business Journal

It’s not just policies offered under the Affordable Care Act that are squeezing doctors. Narrow networks also may be the next big thing as employers search for more ways to cut costs.

One employer exploring the approach next year is the University of California. Faced with health benefit costs that escalated by $85 million annually for the last four years, the university added a self-insured plan as part of a package of changes in offerings for 2014. But the changes are drawing complaints from some employees who say they’ll have to pay more to keep their doctors.