Benefits and state government employees.





State Government Benefits

As government employees move toward health maintenance organization (HMO) and point-of-service (POS) plans, costs change as well.

However, most states continue to experience increases:
  Employee coverage Family
States with increasing costs 22 24
States with decreasing costs 11 11

 

Reining in Costs
Cost management programs Number of states offering
Hospice 46
Hospital inpatient precertification 45
Audits of large hosiptal bills 40
Audits of claims payer 39

Additional Benefits
Program Number of states offering
Group term life 36
Dental 32


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