Connecticut’s Aggressive Program for Employee Health Accountability

Nick Vailas

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.

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