Employer Groups in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri Look to Health Insurers to Assist in Controlling Costs

Heartland Health Plan Analysis Now Available from HealthLeaders-InterStudy

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that employer groups in the Heartland (Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri) are looking to health insurers to assist in controlling costs. According to the recent Heartland Health Plan Analysis, more employers are turning to high-deductible and self-insurance health plans to escape mandates and control costs.

This focus on driving down costs will translate into more employers offering preventive measures such as waiving of copays for drugs used to treat chronic conditions. This will result in better drug adherence and fewer preventable emergency room and hospital visits among employees, according to the report.

“Health insurers in the Heartland region will have more opportunities to offer innovative benefits designs that maximize value for employers and improve healthcare outcomes for employees,” says Joel Peyton, market analyst with HealthLeaders-InterStudy.

Other topics highlighted in the recent Heartland Health Plan Analysis include:

  • Updates on Healthcare Reform in the covered states
  • Trends in care coordination and accountable care organizations
  • Developments in the Medicaid and Medicare Markets

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