If you haven’t seen it already, the National Business Group on Health has just released results of its latest polling on health care benefit trends among large employers. One of the most interesting findings: a majority of employers (61%) will offer a consumer-directed health care plan (CDHP) in 2011. More and more employers are looking at CDHP strategies as a way to hold down their health care benefit costs. At Extend Health, we know it works because we’ve seen our clients reduce their health care spending, administrative costs, and long-term OPEB liabilities for retiree benefits by transitioning their Medicare-eligible retirees to individual Medicare accounts subsidized by HRA accounts.

The full survey is available for download here.