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Cancer has overtaken musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) as the top driver of large companies’ health care costs. Mental health conditions, care inequities and pharmacy expenditures are also significant concerns, according to the Business Group on Health’s 2023 Large Employers’ Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey released yesterday.
The Business Group on Health represents the interests of large employers in health care policy decisions. Its latest survey findings are noteworthy for a number of reasons, including the following:
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The Business Group on Health gathered benefit plan design and health care cost data from 135 large employers representing 18 million covered lives in the U.S. The survey was conducted May 31-July 13, 2022.
“Survey findings function as a collective snapshot that can guide employers as they determine how to maximize employee benefits,” said Ellen Kelsay, president and CEO of the Business Group on Health. “Employers shared that they are deeply concerned about unsustainable health care costs, the devastating effects of the pandemic on employee health, and the need to work creatively with their partners toward a more positive and sustainable health care experience, among other issues.”
Additional findings include:
In the workplace, productivity lapses (presenteeism and absence), workers’ compensation case rates, disability durations and related costs are influenced by many factors. Biological, social, economic and environmental conditions are all determinants of health.
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