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Small Changes Can Have Notable Effects In Workers’ Coverage Or Costs
Kaiser Health News

During this fall’s open enrollment period, workers who get health insurance through their employers may not see huge premium increases or significant hikes to deductibles or other out-of-pocket costs. But there may be less obvious changes that could make a notable difference in coverage or costs, benefits consultants say.

Employers again are sharply focused on employee wellness. The difference: Some are raising the bar to qualify for program incentives, says Tracy Watts, senior partner at human resources consultant Mercer.