Wellness programs and consumer-directed health plans will become twice as common over the next five years. Here’s how the numbers shake out on employer strategies for reining in health care costs.
% of firms
Top health cost-containment strategies 2007 2012
Wellness/prevention programs 19% 44%
Consumer-directed health plans 17% 43%
Increasing employee costs on contributory plans 16% 39%
Source: “Study of: 2007 and Beyond,” Prudential