Time to get creative on health costs

Word III, John M.
February 2002
Employee Benefit News;Feb2002, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p15
Focuses on the creativity and strategy used by employers in providing health insurance benefits to employees as of February 2002. Prediction on the annual growth of health premiums; Purpose of establishing a budget and contribution strategy; Discussion on defined contribution as an alternative to the traditional defined benefit program.


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