Addressing health care economics with employees

Huston, Glenn; Olson, Duane; Wiley, Pat
September 2004
Employee Benefit News;9/15/2004, Vol. 18 Issue 12, p18
This article reports on the need for employers to provide right education and tools to employees, including retirees, in case they want to make health care consumerism a reality. New plan structures give employees the potential to increase the quality of care while helping their employers, and themselves, manage the cost. Shifting care and cost management responsibilities onto employees brings with it a new set of responsibilities for employers. Without proper education and tools, employees will be ill-prepared to make informed decisions as health care consumers while they are active employees.


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