This concept isn't new, it's been in the back of plan sponsors mind's for quite sometime. The idea of limiting or restricting life saving therapies in the form of new drugs verses reducing or eliminating less important coverage like massage therapy makes sense. So why haven't plan sponsors acted?
The thought is that paramedical services are seen as valuable to younger, healthier employees who are less likely to use prescription medication. Not seen so much as perks, but where younger employees can feel they derive the same value, after all they are paying the same premiums as frequent prescription users.
The future of these benefits will rely on conscious, required use verses abuse of a perk. Having a medically necessary reason for accessing these service should be a primary consideration and should be relayed to employees at staff meetings.
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