More than half of employers intend to shift some of the increased costs of the Affordable Care Act to employees, according to a recent study by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The 2013 study reports that employers are planning to deal with the increased costs of the ACA by shifting costs to employees (52.8%); increasing preventive measures such as wellness and disease management plans (36.4%); reducing current levels of benefit coverage (29.1%); shifting to a high-deductible health plan (28%) using exchanges and offering employees a financial subsidy (7%); shifting to a bare-bones limited health plan (6.2%); and dropping health coverage (2.4%). 18.6% are not changing their health plans in response to the ACA, according to the study.
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