National Healthcare Benefits Trends Survey Results to Be Announced During Nov. 21 Webcast

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During a November webcast, the results of a national survey regarding healthcare benefits trends will be announced. The 2013 Healthcare Benefits Survey asked HR professionals nationwide about defined contribution plans, insurance exchanges, and related topics. The HealthChange™ Web Series: Healthcare Benefits Benchmark Study webcast is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at 1 p.m. CST.

The webcast is sponsored by the , which also conducted the survey, and is free for both Institute members and non-members. Healthcare Trends Institute Executive Director will present the survey results and share insights into healthcare benefits trends.

With the launch of the public health exchanges accelerating the shift from defined benefit to defined contribution, we really wanted to learn how employers are preparing for healthcare reform, said Wirth. “Our national survey has reached hundreds of HR professionals across the country to better understand their healthcare benefits plans.”

Registerfor the free HealthChange™ Web Series: Healthcare Benefits Benchmark Study webcasthere: . HR professionals can take the 2013 Healthcare Benefits Survey at .

The Healthcare Trends Institute is a new educational platform to help employers, third-party administrators, health plans, brokers, banks, payroll providers, consumers, and other stakeholders keep up with the rapidly changing healthcare benefits industry. It covers a range of topics related to the administration and management of healthcare benefits, including defined contribution, health exchanges, insurance, legislation, and more.

Healthcare Trends Institute programming includes an educational web series, an annual awards program, enewsletters, training programs, a resource library, a real-time health exchange infographic, and more. To ensure all content and programs achieve the highest level of quality and relevancy, the Institute is guided by an Editorial Advisory Board comprising subject-matter experts that represent diverse aspects and perspectives within the healthcare benefits industry. The Institute is sponsored by , the nation’s largest electronic payment, on-premise, and cloud computing consumer-driven healthcare solution. More information is available at .

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