According to a press release, the partnership between Aon Consulting’s Health & Benefits’ Center for Predictive Data unit and HDMS will allow clients in the middle market to receive quarterly analytic reports consisting of medical and prescription claims and eligibility data. Aon says that these reports will help employers “identify and evaluate opportunities to improve health care outcomes and control costs through more effective vendor management, cost management and health management.”
The reports also will enable organizations to benchmark their employee population’s health care trends and data against the market, employer size, and industry. Aon Consulting currently provides similar analytic reports to large market clients.
“Many companies are taking a ‘shot in the dark’ approach when implementing health care cost reduction programs,” said Michael Taggart, senior vice president with Aon Consulting and director of the Center for Predictive Data. “In order to effectively manage cost, while providing the most appropriate health care benefits, a company needs to make decisions with accurate and detailed information. The partnership with HDMS further enhances our ability to match the right health care solutions with our clients’ needs.”