Anthem study: Employers are increasingly bundling health benefits

More than 71 percent of surveyed employers are integrating or considering bundling their medical, pharmacy, dental, vision and disability benefits under a single employee package, according to a new study released by Anthem.

The survey, which included responses from 222 employers with at least 100 employees, was conducted on behalf of Anthem by independent research firm TRC Insights. The analysis found more employers are combining their benefits due to positive effects on care, costs and workforce satisfaction.

Among employers surveyed who are integrating or considering integrating their health and wellness benefits, nearly 100 percent combined pharmacy, vision, dental and/or disability benefits with medical. That's up 11 percent from similar results recorded in a 2016 survey.

For the full survey results, click here.

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