Medicine for the Bottom Line

Gray, Carol Lippert
July 1999
Financial Executive;Jul/Aug1999, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p34
Academic Journal
The article focuses on health care coalitions and their effect on corporate costs. It states that health care benefits can directly influence both employee recruitment and employee retention, and thus has an effect on the bottom line. It mentions that in 1998, the total spending on employer-sponsored health plans grew over six percent, and was anticipated to grow at nine percent for 1999. It comments that employers are joining benefits purchasing consortiums, and that these alliances work to provide discounts for the increased volume of insured employees. It states that if a coalition is large and powerful enough, it can insist on better quality for insurance offerings. INSETS: Pulse Points.;The Cost of Coverage.;To Learn More..


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