cost control

Costs by Industry | 2018 UBA Health Plan Survey Trends

The government/education/utilities sector has the priciest plans, at $11,943 per employee, virtually unchanged from last year. Total costs per employee for the construction/agriculture, retail, hospitality, and health care sectors are all lower than average, making employees in these industries ...

Costs by Region | 2018 UBA Health Plan Survey Trends

Overall costs per employee rose 3.8%, from $9,934 in 2017 to $10,313 in 2018 (compared to the 2.1% increase from $9,727 in 2016 to the 2017 cost). Regional cost averages vary even more significantly, making it essential to benchmark both nationally and regionally. For example, a significant ...

Health Plan Costs and Premium Increases | 2018 UBA Health Plan Survey Trends

Average health plan costs continue to rise, with 2018 premium increases at the highest level in the last decade. The average initial or proposed rate increase reported for 2018 was 13.9%, with final rate increases averaging 9.8% after negotiation. Initial analysis indicates that employees bore ...

Self-Funded Plans

Ever since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted eight years ago, many employers have examined and re-examined employee benefits in an effort to manage costs, navigate changing regulations, and expand their plan options. It’s important to find a solution that both benefits the employee and ...