Results of my client survey scary…

Recently we surveyed our clients in several states on three basic questions, just to get a read on the marketplace this fall.  The results are very concerning, and it looks like things are going to get worse before (and if) they ever get better.

 

  1.  SKINNY NETWORK- is the in ability to access certain hospitals going to present an issue for you next year – of those responding 2/3 said it would be a problem.
  2.  CHANGING PROVIDERS- 25% of our clients report they have had to change hospitals and/or doctors this year.
  3.  FINANCIAL IMPACT- 20% report they cannot afford the premium they are paying, 37% report they cannot afford to meet their deductible, and 25% have had to cut other expenses to be able to afford their medical care.