National Business Group on Health to Hold Press Briefing on Survey of Health Care Benefit Costs and Plan Changes at Large Employers

WASHINGTON, DC, July 31, 2012 – The National Business Group on Health will host a press briefing on Monday, August 6 at 10:00 a.m. EDT at the National Press Club to discuss the results of a survey of large employers on health care benefit costs and changes they are making to their programs as they continue to implement the health care reform provisions and in the wake of economic uncertainty and rising costs.  

Helen Darling, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, will offer the industry's first look at health care benefit costs increases for 2013 and how employers are revising their benefit plan designs for next year, including cost sharing arrangements, consumer directed plans, wellness programs and pharmacy benefits.  Helen will discuss what impact these changes will have on workers and will also preview some of the changes employees can expect to see when they receive their forthcoming open enrollment packages.

The survey, "Large Employers' 2013 Health Plan Design Changes," is one of the few surveys conducted in mid-year just as employers are finalizing their programs for the following year.

WhenAugust 6, 2012 
            10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m. (continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m.)

Where: The National Press Club 
            National Press Club Building (Murrow Room) 
            13th Floor 
            529 14th Street, NW 
            Washington, DC  20045

RSVP:  Contact Ed Emerman, Eagle Public Relations at [email protected], or 609-275-5162

About the National Business Group on Health
The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit, membership organization of large employers devoted exclusively to finding innovative and forward-thinking solutions to their most important health care and related benefits issues and to being the voice for large employers on national health care issues. The Business Group, whose 343 members include 64 of the Fortune 100, identifies, develops and shares best practices in health benefits, disability, health and productivity, related paid time off and work/life balance issues. Business Group members provide health coverage for more than 55 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit

Contact: Ed Emerman
[email protected]


/PRNewswire -- July 31, 2012/

SOURCE National Business Group on Health