|By Alex Nixon, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Twenty-eight percent of the companies that responded to a survey by the
But 53 percent said they will offer their employees a choice of Highmark and a plan from
The limited survey was answered by 52 percent of the group's more than 90 members. Many of the region's largest employers, such as
While some employers may be switching away from the state's largest health insurer, the survey showed that
"The survey reflects the marketplace and underscores the continuing and overwhelming public sentiment that Highmark and UPMC should be working together," Highmark spokesman
While bills have been introduced in
Asked whether Highmark was concerned about what the results of the survey may mean for Highmark's business, Billger declined to comment.
"Virtually the entire commercial market in
UPMC has refused to contract with Highmark since the insurer purchased
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