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.

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HAP, a subsidiary of Henry Ford Health System, is a nonprofit health plan providing coverage to individuals, companies and organizations. This executive develops strategies to meet membership and revenue targets through products, pricing, market segmentation and advertising.  Aligns business among Business Development, Commercial Sales, Medicare and Public Sector Programs and Product Development. Seeks to enhance and be responsible for business development and expansion through the development of an effective product portfolio, strong interpersonal relationships and service excellence.

Apply via email to jfedder1@hfhs.org or online at http://p.rfer.us/HENRYFORDlXqAJA

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