Aetna’s Six Year Study Of Consumer-Directed Health Plans Shows Savings.

Aetna yesterday announced the results of a six-year study of health care claims and utilization for members in its consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs). The study included 2.6 million Aetna members and found that employers saved money and members received the care they needed.

The results also show that Aetna’s CDHP members are seeking increased levels of chronic and preventive care, using generic drugs more often and accessing online tools and information at higher rates than PPO members, while experiencing lower annualized medical cost increases.

Key findings include:

  • For full replacement HRA and HSA plans, employers saved $21 million per 10,000 members over the five year period.
  • For employers who offer Aetna HealthFund plans as an option, they experienced savings of $7 million per 10,000 members over the five year period.
  • For employers who offer Aetna HealthFund plans as an option and implemented the strategies that Aetna identified as best-in-class, they achieved savings of $23 million per 10,000 members over the five year period.

Click here for more on the survey. http://tinyurl.com/ake7eh.

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