The Healthcare Trends Institute Announces Landmark Healthcare Benefit Trends Survey and Study

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An unprecedented national survey regarding healthcare benefits, health insurance exchanges, and related topics will provide benchmarks for employers, and insights into adoption of new healthcare benefits options. The , an educational platform for employers, consumers and other healthcare benefits stakeholders, will be surveying thousands of employers of all sizes across North America this fall for the study.

With the rapidly changing healthcare benefits environment as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Healthcare Trends Institute seeks to survey employers of all types and sizes regarding existing and future healthcare benefits programs, including the use of defined contribution and insurance exchanges. Survey participants will receive a copy of the survey results report, and survey responses are strictly anonymous. Companies interested in participating can take the survey at .

“Due to healthcare reform legislation, the healthcare benefits industry is changing more quickly right now than ever before,” said Tiffany Wirth, Executive Director, Healthcare Trends Institute. “This survey will provide critical insights into how companies are adapting to these changes and what this means for both employers and employees in the future.”

The Healthcare Trends Institute is an 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 programs include an educational web series, an annual awards program, newsletters, 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 .