Membership in Consumer-Directed Health Plans Grows 25% in 2007

Enrollment in Consumer-Directed Health Plans (CDHPs) continues to grow, spurring employers to offer more health care information tools to employees in order to leverage the true value of these products, according to a study commissioned by the American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO) from the consulting firm Mercer, Inc.
In 2007, the number of Americans enrolled in a CDHP grew a staggering 25 percent, to 12.5 million from 10 million in 2006. Virtually all CDHPs – 97 percent – are built on a preferred provider organization (PPO) network, up 2 percent from 2006. News release (html). Full report (pdf).

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