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3 Strategies for Reducing Health Benefits Costs in 2022

3 Strategies for Reducing Health Benefits Costs in 2022

According to a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, medical costs are projected to increase 6.5% in 2022. That’s why employers must think strategically but creatively about how they can lower their health benefits expenses. Here are three strategies to help.

1. Control Drug Spending

Employers can educate employees on the price differences between name-brand and generic medications. Doing so can help employees understand that they can save money while still receiving the same quality treatment. Additionally, employers may consider introducing varying levels of prescription drug coverage.

2. Encourage Active Benefits Participation

Employers can help limit overall health costs by making employees active participants in their health care. Price shopping, in particular, should be easier in 2022, given the new hospital price transparency rule that took effect on Jan. 1, 2021.

3. Embrace Virtual Health Options

There are countless telehealth services available these days. Individuals can connect with health professionals in just a few clicks—no waiting times or driving to a clinic. Additionally, individuals won’t need to take large chunks of time off work, allowing for greater productivity.

Contact Ollis/Akers/Arney Insurance & Business Advisors with any questions or assistance regarding your benefits program.

Our Health/Group Benefits Team

The information in this newsletter is intended for informational use only and should not be construed as professional advice. © 2021 Zywave, Inc. All rights reserved.

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