Benchmark your medical plan offerings and understand the context behind medical plan design trends.

Total rewards and benefits executives are becoming ever more creative in designing plans that meet employee needs while finding ways to control costs. Additionally, organizations are appealing to employees by increasing voluntary benefits, decreasing deductible amounts, and holding specialty prescription and health care delivery copays constant.

Our 2019 Medical Plan Trends and Observations Report* highlights 8 trends among employers’ health care plan design strategies in three major categories:

  1. Flattening plan design cost shifts
  2. Sustainable cost saving mechanisms
  3. Convenient and high-quality health care options

*This report is based on an annual joint initiative by Gartner and DirectPath to collect and analyze 907 employee benefit health and medical plans.