Buyer Beware: How Advocacy Services Are Helping Employees Become Better Health Care Consumers
Would you buy something if you couldn’t find out what it would cost until after you turned over your credit card—or until you’d already received the product or service? Of course not. But that’s what patients are asked to do almost every time they visit the doctor, fill a prescription, have a test done or go to the hospital.
While comparison shopping isn’t a new concept, shopping for health care services and supplies IS. And, as employers continue efforts to control rising costs, employees are encouraged—and expected—to make better health care choices. Unfortunately, few individuals have any idea of how to go about doing so. As a result, they may inadvertently choose procedures, services and plans that come with higher costs—a problem for both member and employer.
Download the eBook to learn how to help control health care costs and use the tools needed to effectively shop for health care coverage, products and services.