Employers are stepping up and taking charge of rising health care costs by planning changes to their health care plans, this according to a recent survey conducted by Towers Watson, titled 2014 Health Care Changes Ahead.
Consumers have a hard time finding information about provider quality and an even harder time trusting it, according to The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research who recently released the results of a survey conducted in May and June.
Health care spending is projected to increase by 6.8 percent in 2015, according to a recent article produced by Modern Healthcare. The analysis was done by PwC’s Health Research Institute where they surveyed more than 1,000 employers from 35 different industries that in total provide health care coverage to approximately 93 million people.
We are surrounded by unhealthy lifestyles. Whether it is at work, at home, out with your friends, or through recreational hobbies, the culture of the environment that we spend time in dramatically affects our health behaviors. One place we spend a significant amount of time in is the workplace. So what are companies doing to create a healthier environment?