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More employers consider integrated healthcare benefits

A growing trend among employers is integrating workers’ healthcare benefits, in an effort to achieve better health outcomes.

Such integration also enables insurers to better use claims data and analytics to individualize care, improve patient experience and lower overall healthcare costs.

The study, released by Anthem, an Indianapolis-based healthcare insurer, was based on a survey of 222 companies with 100 or more employees. It found that 71 percent of respondents are either actively integrating or considering integrating health insurance coverage over the next five years, up 11 percentage points from 2016.

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