About the Webinar:
In the second of a two-part webinar series on value-based benefit design, participants learned how to achieve better value from high-deductible health plans by following good practices identified by their peers. One example, incentivizing high-value care through expanding pre-deductible coverage, explored actionable steps participants can take for their 2023 benefits. This webinar featured information takeaways and delve deeper into the Better Value, Smarter Deductibles in HSA-HDHPs National Alliance Action Brief.
- Kimberly Westrich, MA, Vice President, Health Services Research, National Pharmaceutical Council
- Laura Rudder Huff, Vice President, Gallagher Research & Insights
- Mark Fendrick, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine; Professor Health Management and Health Policy, School of Public Health
University of Michigan
- Paul Fronstin, PhD, Director, Health Research & Education Program, Employee Benefit Research Institute
Research from the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) and Gallagher Research & Insights (GRI) reveals employer-identified good practices for designing HDHPs to help patients better maximize the value of their benefits and navigate their treatment options. The employers recommended five good practices as the most impactful: offering HSA contributions, front-loading contributions, basing contributions on employee actions, offering ongoing education on HSAs, and covering preventive care pre-deductible.