Employers must reduce health care costs and aid workers in navigating the health care system, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said at a conference of HR and employee benefits professionals. Employers have led adoption of consumer-directed health plans that let patients make informed choices, but the system works only if people have tools to compare prices, Azar said, so employers should connect patients with trusted intermediaries who can guide them.
Azar: Employers can help employees reduce health costs
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