About 43% of large and midsize U.S. corporations now offer some kind of “consumer-driven health care” option.
Researchers at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Brookfield, Wis., have reported that finding in a summary of results from an informal survey of 1,200 U.S. and Canadian employers.
The IFEBP researchers found that 23% of participating firms offer health savings accounts, more than 11% offer health reimbursement arrangements, and 8.6% offer high-deductible plans without access to either an HSA or an HRA.
The researchers also found that more than 73% of U.S. corporate employers now offer flexible spending accounts.
In other survey news, Meritain Health Inc., Amherst, N.Y., found that 52% of 411 full-time U.S. employees surveyed said their employers do not address stress, work-life balance or mental and behavioral health issues with employees.
About 40% of the participants said they are not aware of what mental and behavioral health benefits their employers offer.
Meritain conducted the survey together with the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health, a program of the American Psychiatric Foundation, Arlington, Va.