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Achieving a $2M Reduction in Health Care Spend at Western Kentucky University

See how investing in data-driven technology enabled public university to realize significant health care cost savings.

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What does a big shake up in benefits plan design look like? Moving to full-replacement HDHPs after nearly two decades of no change. To help ease the transition, WKU relied on their partnership with Benefitfocus.

What happened next? WKU realized a $2 million reduction in total health care spend in the first year of roll-out.

An intuitive enrollment experience combined with transparency tools gave WKU employees the guidance they needed to make smarter benefit decisions. Ultimately, 75 percent of employees saw less out-of-pocket expense under the new plans. WKU continues to show the savings by preparing year-over-year comparison statements of claims for each employee. 

Download the case study to learn more about how WKU’s move led to cost-effective benefit decisions for their workforce and health care cost control for the university.