HEALTH CARE IS A BUSINESS ISSUE

About 61%, or approximately 2 million Utahns, purchase health insurance through employers. This is the highest in the nation and significantly higher than the U.S. average of 49%. For this reason, it is critical that Utah’s employers play a larger role in the future of our state’s health care system and have more flexibility and control in costs.

PRICING AND AFFORDABILITY

Utahns spend more out-of-pocket for their health care and prescription drugs than the average American. This is partially due to the fact that Utah has the highest adoption of high-deductible health plans in the nation. Enrollment in high-deductible plans has increased from 3% to 30% over the past decade.

WHERE DOES YOUR HEALTH CARE DOLLAR GO?

“As health care costs continue to rise, the only viable strategy for employers to manage their costs is to become engaged in the conversation of understanding the price of health care goods, services and medications. With Utah employers covering a majority of health care insurance costs, transparency in pricing, now more than ever, is critical to a businesses success and growth.”

Donna Milavetz, CEO, OnSite Care

TRANSPARENCY CAN:

Transparency in health care costs and prescription drug pricing empowers Utah families to control how they use their health care dollars, allowing for more financial based decisions that will ultimately save employers money and reduce out-of-pocket spending.

Legislative Priorities