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Money Magazine Features WSB Assistant Professor's Research on Health Plans

by Rob Kelly Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Justin Sydnor, Assistant Professor in Risk and Insurance at the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

Justin Sydnor, assistant professor of risk and insurance at the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, was recently cited in

Money magazine for his research on employee health insurance plan selection.

The article “Why Too Many Health Insurance Choices Are Costing You Money” advocates for simpler employee health insurance options and better guidance on plan selection based in part on Sydnor’s research, which found that 80 percent of employees at a Fortune 100 company made health plan decisions that cost more without providing additional insurance protection.

According to Sydnor, one way to help employees make better health plan decisions is to have them compare premiums with out-of-pocket expenses using several different future health care spending scenarios.

Read the full article on the Money magazine website