A new national
survey of employers by Aon Hewitt indicates that the vast majority
of businesses - 94 percent -- plan to continue offering health insurance
coverage in the next three to five years. However, nearly two-thirds of
companies plan to move away from a traditional "managed trend"
approach to one that requires participants to take a more active role in their
health-care planning. Aon Hewitt's survey included nearly 800 large and midsize
U.S. employers covering more than 7 million employees.