HMO Plans Becoming More Expensive, Less Available
HMO plans are becoming more costly and less available, according to a recent analysis by the consulting firm Aon Hewitt. The analysis found that the average increase for HMO plans in 2011 was 9.8%, the highest in five years. Aon Hewitt also found that HMO plans cost an average of $10,254 per person in 2011, while PPO plans cost an average of $9,408 per person. Meanwhile, just 47% of employers offered HMO plans this year, compared with 58% in 2007, according to the analysis.
- "Steep Rise in HMO Costs" (Abelson, "Prescriptions," New York Times, 11/29).