Faster health benefit cost growth has employers worried. After trending at about 3% annually for over a decade, per-employee cost rose 5.2% in 2023 and another increase above 5% is projected this year. But the labor market remains tight and healthcare affordability for lower-wage workers is a concern, so cutting benefits is not an option for many employers. To manage this balancing act, they are pivoting to strategies that can slow cost growth without shifting cost to employees, like high-value provider networks, more intensive care management, and Rx benefit designs to address the spike in GLP-1 use. What strategies should you consider?


Why attend

Join us for a live webcast on Thursday, March 28th to hear the results of our flagship National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans and walk away with the best data in the industry and on-point analysis of issues that concern employers most.

First we’ll look at the upward trend in health benefit cost growth, and draw on survey results to show how employers are approaching cost management given that they are also focused on healthcare affordability and making benefits more inclusive.

As an added bonus, Dr. Charlotte Yeh, Chief Medical Officer, AARP will share more about a workforce trend that, if it’s not impacting cost today, will in the future: longevity. Hear how you can proactively address the implications of longevity and better manage health benefit costs to ensure the sustainability of your healthcare programs.


Who should attend

HR leaders, Finance leaders, and anyone who participates in employee health & benefits programs, workforce strategies & employee communications, risk management and compliance.


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