Providers Announce Repository to Analyze Effects of Health Reform

April 14, 2010 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – HighRoads and the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), a provider of research and decision-making tools for FORTUNE 500 companies, announced an alliance where they will combine current health care benefit data to analyze the effects of health care design changes as a result of health care reform.

CEB’s Corporate Leadership Council will contribute benefit plan designs into The Lab, a benchmarking repository for real-time benefit plan analysis. The Lab provides a number of health care benchmarks including statistics on alternative care, preventative care testing and screening, surgery, maternity, mental health, family planning, prescription drugs, vision, and hearing care, according to the announcement.   

Employers use The Lab data to compare their plans with other organizations by industry, geography, company size, plan and employee type.

“Now that the national health care reform bill details are known, the availability of real-time health care plan data will be essential for employers needing to assess how their competitors, peers and the market is responding to the various options presented to them,” said Michael Byers, CEO and president, HighRoads, in the announcement.   

According to Byers, the combined HighRoads-CEB database becomes the only national source of real-time benchmarking data for health care plan design metrics. 

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