What Large Employers Are DoingJohn C. Goodman • Thursday September 19, 2013 12:07 PM PDT •
They’re sending their employees to private exchanges, armed with HSAs and HRAs:
Employers are raising deductibles, giving workers health savings accounts that look like 401(k) plans, mimicking the health law’s online insurance marketplaces and nudging patients to compare prices and shop around for treatments. Together the moves could eventually affect far more consumers than the law’s Medicaid expansion or health exchanges aimed at the uninsured and scheduled to open Oct. 1. (Kaiser Health News)
See Walgreen and others.