Employee Benefit News
Published October 27, 2015
by Bruce Shutan
Health care transparency measures moving beyond price
Since the Affordable Care Act is driving more employers to adopt high-deductible health plans, the challenge for consumers is to minimize their increasing financial burden. Within this context, the growth potential for health care transparency tools is significant.
Most of the conversation about this topic has been devoted to decision-support on price comparisons, says Marty Rosen, an executive VP at Health Advocate, a health care advocacy and assistance firm.
But just how valuable are these tools when shopping for health care services clearly isn’t as easy as filling a cart with everyday products in the supermarket or online?