The Importance of Employee Health Benefits to Public and Private Sector Organizations

Reddick, Christopher G.
December 2009
Public Employee Quarterly;Dec2009, p4
The article focuses on a study by Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research & Educational Trust about the perception of health plan managers in both public and private sectors on the significance of employee health benefits to their respective organizations, which was previously reported in the summer 2009 issue of "Public Personnel Management." It states the contribution of such benefits to the morale of part-time employees and to the recruitment and retention of workers. Also noted is the lack of relation between such perception and cost-control.


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