TITLE

Manage Your assets

AUTHOR(S)
Madden, Jim; Wells Sr, Jeffery S.; Boland, John
PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Financial Executive;Dec2003, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this article the author reports on the importance of employer sponsored healthcare plans as reported in an employee study conducted by Hewitt Associates. The study found that healthcare was the most important benefit according to employees. The author notes that this information has interesting repercussion for benefits managers who have been noting the increasing costs of health care for employers. The author discusses some of the attempts made by employers to fill this need for their employees by offering defined-contribution plans and healthcare reimbursement arrangements. The author also mentions that some employers are looking towards prevention and wellness programs to lower costs.
ACCESSION #
26772968

 

Related Articles

  • Supporters, opponents debate association health plans. Kibbe, Cindy // New Hampshire Business Review;5/14/2004, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p1A 

    Delves into the issue of association health plans (AHPs). Belief of supporters that AHPs will allow small businesses to band together for better bargaining power and lower health-care costs; Discussion of the provisions under the federal Small Business Health Fairness Act; Views of government...

  • The buyers' market. Vesely, Rebecca // Modern Healthcare;11/10/2008, Vol. 38 Issue 45, p24 

    The article discusses the results of "Modern Healthcare's" inaugural Healthcare Purchasing Power Survey. It was found that major employers are struggling to hold down healthcare expenditures amid rising medical costs, and are just starting to flex their purchasing power to make fundamental...

  • Understanding the Forces That Drive Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Utilization. Pflaum, Brenda Ballard // Benefits Quarterly;1992 First Quarter, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p17 

    Many employers in the U.S. are experiencing a virtual explosion in costs attributable to mental and chemical dependency disorders. The reasons for this growth in costs are complex and involve the intricate interplay of economic and social forces with imprecise treatment standards. This article...

  • REDUCING THE COST OF OVERSEAS SERVICE: SOME PROGRESS IN MEDICAL BENEFITS. Naland, John // Foreign Service Journal;Dec99, Vol. 76 Issue 12, American Foreign Service Association p1 

    The article discusses the American Foreign Service Association's (AFSA's) action to reduce the high cost of overseas service. It is suggested that, as a result of the poll conducted by AFSA to the members, three benefit packages were identified that would benefit the initiative. A list of...

  • An interview with… me. Quinn, Richard D. // Employee Benefit News;Mar2006, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p9 

    Presents a personal interview related to employee benefit. Explanation on why health care costs are so high and still growing; View on the so-called high-deductible, consumer-driven health plans; Most difficult dilemma employers face in trying to balance company and employee health care costs.

  • ONE PIN and you're in. Overman, Stephenie // Employee Benefit News Canada;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p22 

    The article discusses the use of Web sites in order to provide employees efficient and convenient access to their insurance and benefits record. Jean-Francois Potvin of Hewitt Associates says that the use of Web sites helped the company to streamline the process of connecting clients' employees...

  • Looking through Wall Street's lens. BRIDGEFORD, LYDELL C. // Employee Benefit Adviser;Nov2008, Vol. 6 Issue 11, p12 

    The article discusses the health insurance industry, its financial outlook and changes in the market. It explains how the employer-sponsored health coverage market could be affected by the market volatility in the publicly-traded health insurance firms. The author discusses the alleged...

  • A Fresh Approach to Managing the Cost of Health Coverage: The Link Between Quality and Cost. Blumenstein, David // Benefits & Compensation Digest;Mar2006, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p26 

    A new health plan model invites plan sponsors to shift to a high-performance health plan that emphasizes quality and also contains costs. The model identifies individuals who are high users of care and actively intervenes in their treatment to ensure each patient receives high-quality,...

  • Defined by the quality of our challenges. Albertson, David // Employee Benefit News;Nov2003, Vol. 17 Issue 14, p9 

    Discusses the issue of health care cost and health care accessibility and its impact on employee benefits management in the U.S. Challenges being faced by employees and employers due to increasing health care costs; Average cost of medical coverage for all types of health plans combined;...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics