70% of Employees Not Price Shopping for Healthcare

Seventy percent of employees do not compare prices before shopping for medical services or pharmaceutical drugs, according to a May 2016 HealthMine survey of 750 consumers enrolled in wellness programs. The reasons are varied. For one, only 29% of wellness programs offer a price comparison tool, respondents reported. But also, 41% said they don't price shop because the "cost is covered by my health plan, so it doesn't matter."

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