NU Online News Service, July 30, 4:10 p.m. – Many small and midsize employers want to make major changes to their health care purchasing strategies, according to results of an informal survey conducted by the Los Angeles of Deloite & Touche L.L.P. and Business & Health Magazine, Montvale, N.J.
Researchers used paper surveys and Web surveys to get responses from 477 human resources executives.
Because of the nature of Business & Health’s readership, 70% of the responses came from executives at companies with more than 1,000 employees.
The survey revealed a big split between the attitudes of the executives at companies with fewer than 1,000 employees and those at companies with more than 10,000 employees.
Only 12% of the executives at the biggest companies reported their companies were considering dramatic changes in health care purchasing strategies, but 32% of the executives at the smaller companies said their companies were considering making dramatic changes.
But survey participants reported the changes their companies are actually contemplating were relatively modest.