The latest on managing care, value-based care, insurance markets, payers & providers

Employers Predict Liability Expansion Bad for Coverage

If patients are allowed to sue employer-sponsored health plans, more than a third of employers that offer coverage now would drop it, according to a survey by Hewitt Associates, a Chicago-area management consultant.

Thirty-six percent of employers who responded said the threat of liability might be enough to warrant new approaches that would partially or fully divorce themselves from the process and give their workers greater authority for decision making. More than 40 percent said they would support a shift to a system of defined contribution, in which employees would be given a voucher to purchase their own mix of health care benefits.

Subscribe to Our Newsletters

Monthly table of contents

Be notified as each issue of Managed Care is available online.

Biweekly newsletter

Recent topics have included:

  • Doug Jones and the ACA, Epic misses a White House meeting, and man caves for man-flu sufferers
  • CVS-Aetna deal may trigger merger mania, Johns Hopkins criticized for lack of asthma prevention, & Columbia sees free-ride future for all of its med students

PTCommunity news

New drug approvals, clinical trials, drug management. Three times per week.