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Although it's costing more, many companies who purchase their health care benefits plan to keep doing so. And they're looking to technology as a way to cut costs and increase communication about benefits information to all those involved, according to a recent survey of large U.S. employers.
The sixth annual "Purchasing Value in Health Care Survey" -- conducted by Watson Wyatt Worldwide, the Washington Business Group on Health (WBGH) and the Healthcare Financial. Management Association -- surveyed 360 companies that together employ full-time 4.7 million people.
In the near future -- three years from now -- most of the companies plan to stay highly involved in their health care benefits activities. Of the companies surveyed, 75 percent plan to continue involvement in health plan design, vendor …