Entrepreneurial spirit

Elswick, Jill
September 2009
Employee Benefit News;Sep2009, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p28
The article features Robert Goodman, health benefits manager for Manatee County Government in Bradenton, Florida, and recipient of the 2009 Benny Awards' Benefits Leadership in Health Care. He was recognized for improving employee health and lowering costs with an in-house health plan for 3,300 government employees and their dependents. He designed a wellness and preventive care strategy for the county called the Your Choice plan. Some of the results include a 40 percent decline in monthly drug costs per member and 20 percent for post-surgery claims.


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