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Health Plan Executives Foresee Continued Decline in Small Business Enrollment, According to CSC Survey
Date:12/17/2008

yed, 73 percent said they expect to see cash flow difficulties among their affiliated providers, and 54 percent foresee the economy impacting the access and availability of some provider networks.

"The credit crisis, exacerbated by rising unemployment, is decreasing access to healthcare around the country," said Deward Watts, president of CSC's Global Healthcare Sector. "As businesses look to reduce costs, many will choose products that shift financial responsibility to employees, and others will choose to drop health benefits altogether. To remain competitive and grow, health plans must act quickly to design products and implement programs to meet the needs of these 'new consumers,' and to meet the product and benefit requirements of employers, their traditional customers.

Survey research was conducted in November 2008. CSC interviewed 30 senior executives representing 26 health plans. Eighty-three percent of the participants hold C-level positions. To view the results report, visit http://www.csc.com/health_plan_survey.

CSC's Global Healthcare Sector, which serves healthcare providers, health plans, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, and allied industries around the world, is a global leader in transforming the healthcare industry through the effective use of information to improve healthcare outcomes, decision-making and operating efficiency.

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