Employers have continued to seek ways to manage health care cost increases. One of the more notable trends has been the movement toward increasing deductibles. Between 2007 and 2018, the percentage of individuals under age 65 enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) increased from 17.4 percent to 46 percent. Nearly one-half of HDHP enrollees were in a plan that was paired with either a health savings account (HSA) or health reimbursement arrangement (HRA).

To better understand the impact that HDHPs have on consumer engagement, EBRI has been conducting the Consumer Engagement in Health Care Survey since 2008. This webinar will present findings from the 2018 survey. You will also hear from speakers on how they are working with employers to increase consumer engagement as a way to not only manage health care cost increases, but to improve worker health.

  • Paul Fronstin, Director of the Health Research and Education Program, EBRI
  • Jon Anderson, Director of Proposals and New Business, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
  • Richard White, Executive Director, Legislative & Regulatory Policy, for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA)
  • Moderated by: Lori Lucas, CFA, President and CEO, EBRI
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019. 2:00 p.m. EST
Only EBRI brings together unique and unbiased research, industry thought leaders and all segments of the employee benefits industry to provide unparalleled programming.

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* 1. Please register me for the Consumer Engagement in Health Care webinar on Tuesday, April 16.