TITLE

Catching the wave

AUTHOR(S)
Gunsauley, Craig
PUB. DATE
September 2001
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Sep2001, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Deals with the strategies of companies in the United States to cope with the increases in health care and prescription drug costs. Prediction of research firm Gartner Dataquest on the possible growth of human resources outsourcing; Details on the expansion of the company Aon; Business growth of benefit consultant company William M. Mercer.
ACCESSION #
5115451

 

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