California | Winter | 2008 | Health Plan Analysis

California employers are hitting the wall on insurance premium increases and seeking cheaper plans that streamline benefits or shift more of the cost burden onto employees. Meanwhile, the state's healthcare reform legislation is still in limbo, San Francisco is going ahead with its employer mandate for contributing to healthcare coverage, and providers and health plans have become odd bedfellows in their quest to stop state regulators from setting an interim base rate for services.