Posted 12/14/11 on Healthcare Transparency
State of Connecticut employees overwhelmingly selected this fall a health plan that, in exchange for lower costs to them, makes them more financially accountable for their health management. Some 96% of employees elected the more accountable plan option during plan enrollment in September. State officials had expected a 50% election rate. The traditional BCBS plan is expected to cost households an additional $1,200.
This is an important milestone because public employee health plans have lagged behind corporate health plans in using dollars to incent households to be more accountable for their health status.