TITLE

Work in progress

AUTHOR(S)
Gunsauley, Craig
PUB. DATE
April 2003
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Apr2003, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Deals with the evolution of employer strategies to mitigate surging health care benefit cost trends. Success of plan sponsors in controlling health care coverage costs; Prediction on health care costs; Strategies proven effective in reducing spending on prescription drugs.
ACCESSION #
9388590

 

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