TITLE

Insult to injury: Health care costs skyrocket after layoffs

AUTHOR(S)
KOSTER, KATHLEEN
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Jun2010, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses a study which shows an increase in employee health benefits costs of companies in the U.S. after cutting their workforce in 2010.
ACCESSION #
51779159

 

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