FEBRUARY 1990

Fewer than 100 More than 100

employees employees

What have you done to control the cost of health/care benefits?

Increased deductibles 38% 47%

Higher employee contributions 28 41

Second surgical opinions 32 56

Adopted preferred provider 7 11

organization

Adopted health maintenance 28 54

organization

Did the measure cut health/care costs more than 10%?

Yes 31% 55%

No 69 45

Source: 300 executives surveyed by Noble Lowndes, a benefits consulting firm, East Orange, N.J., 1989.