Lowering the cost of chronic health conditions

September 2008
Employee Benefit News;Sep2008, Vol. 22 Issue 12, p1
The article reports that employers across the country are struggling with the cost of insuring employees with chronic health conditions. According to experts at a July 2008 conference by the Centers for Health System Change, the situation should be addressed through preventive measures, appropriate behavior incentives, better communication with employees and a variety of other solutions. A Health Affairs study showed that more than 40% of U.S. citizens have one or more chronic conditions and 75% of healthcare spending go to people with chronic diseases.


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