Vitori Health

April 18, 2024

2 min

Americans have long struggled with a dysfunctional healthcare industry and legacy insurance plans that cost too much and don’t deliver. Instead of focusing on what’s wrong with the status quo, a recent study asked employees to prioritize what future health plans should offer.

Source | BuzzRx Survey

Employers can (and should) align with the survey results when choosing an employee health plan by prioritizing:

  • Lower Costs
    Reducing insurance premiums, co-pays, and deductibles is a clear baseline. Equally important is for employers to provide built-in access to employee financial assistance and no-cost options for prescription drugs, common surgical procedures, and mental health care.
  • Expanded Services
    Remote telehealth services became essential during the pandemic. They have since been embraced by both patients and providers as a convenient and effective way to deliver high quality medical and therapeutic care. Every employee health plan should include them, ideally at no cost to the employee.
  • Less Complexity
    Who doesn’t need help navigating complex medical systems and bureaucratic digital paper trails? Employees deserve robust online tools and a dedicated support team to get the most from their health plan. This is especially important for Gen Z and other younger employees.

It’s no secret that robust health benefits, retirement plans, and other perks help attract and retain a talented and dedicated workforce. Conversely, the survey reveals that 1 in 6 respondents “dislike their job but stay for health benefits.” The corollary to this is that employees will leave for less costly, better health benefits. This means that employers should be proactive in prioritizing what current and potential employees want most in a health plan.

Employers and benefits advisors who really want to make a difference can choose a compassionate, member-focused health plan that saves up to 30% in health care costs, enhances benefits, and delivers an exceptional member experience.

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