Increase in consumer driven health plans reported in 2007
A recent study conducted by the American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO) shows that participation in consumer driven health plans (CDHP) have increased. In 2007, enrollment in a CDHP grew 25 percent, to 12.5 million from 10 million in 2006. The majority of those CDHPs were based on a preferred provider organization (PPO) network, which is an increase of 2 percent from 2006.
AAPPO also notes that “While large employers were the first to embrace the CDHP model, small employers are now helping to fuel the growth of CDHPs, with 7 percent of employers with fewer than 500 employees offering a CDHP in 2007 as compared to 5 percent in 2006”
For more information from this study, go to AAPPO’s website at www.aappo.org. Also more information concerning consumer driven health plans can be received by contacting StaffScapes’ Benefits Department.