Many Texas Employer Group Members to Beef up Benefits

November 4, 2009 ( - Some 83% of Dallas-Fort Worth-area employers do not plan to trim their benefit packages while 37% anticipate improvement to their benefit packages.

That was a key result of a survey of the members of t he Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health (DFWBGH) regarding its 2010 benefit plan designs.

The survey also indicated that 48% plan to shift additional costs on to employees, 93% have no plans to delay benefit plan changes pending final federal health care reform legislation, 57% anticipate an increase of 6% to 10% for 2010 medical premiums, and 7% anticipate a decrease in premium costs.

“The only way to bend the curve of increasing health care costs is to focus on wellness and prevention,” said Matt Robins, Director of Benefits, Sabre Holdings, a DFWBGH member.

More information about the group is at .