Benefits Buzz - March 2017

DID YOU KNOW? Becoming health care literate can be complicated. Knowing your benefits and their costs can be a daunting task for anyone. In fact, being health care literate might be even harder than you think. More than 1 in 3 Americans (77 million people) have difficulty withcommon health tasks, like reading a prescription drug label or making a wise health care decision. Low health literacy is estimated to cost the United States $106 billion to $238 billion annually and accounts for 7 to 17 percent of all personal health care expenditures.                  Source: U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL)

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