2014 Strategic Benefits―Health Care

January 22, 2015

SHRM’s Strategic Benefits Series collected extensive information on the costs of health care and changes in total costs over time.

This research found that about four-fifths (79%) of respondents from organizations that provided health care coverage to their employees indicated their organization was “very concerned” about controlling health care costs. About one-half of organizations offered educational initiatives related to health and wellness (56%) and/or lower-cost generic prescription drugs (48%) to help control the costs of health care. In terms of employee contributions to the total costs of health care, one-half of respondents indicated their organization increased the employee share of the total costs of health care compared with the previous plan year.

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