Cost Comparison Tools Becoming More Important to Healthcare Consumers

Some of the information below is from an article written by Rebecca Moore from www.plansponsor.com.

It’s no longer a secret that the cost of healthcare services and procedures can vary greatly by location and by provider. And even though healthcare consumers are becoming increasingly aware of this, a survey recently found that only 29% of health benefit plan sponsors offer a price comparison tool.

More studies showed:

  • 42% of respondents said having a price comparison tool in their wellness program is “very important”.
  • 48% said having a price comparison tool in their wellness program would be “nice to have”.

While the interest is there, the majority of employer groups are not taking the necessary steps to help their employees better manage their own healthcare. As more tools become available, people are going to expect access to them. So, can you really afford not to offer such a tool as part of your plan?

Diversified Group can help. With RealTimeChoices – an app accessible via website or mobile device – plan members can shop for and identify fair prices for the services they need. They can find doctors or providers in their local area that offer that service along with quality ratings and patient reviews.

While their healthcare should be their choice, you can give them the options they’re asking for. For more information, simply click to contact a Diversified Group Sales Representative or call 888-322-2524 today.

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