TITLE

Employers must take long-term view to manage health care costs

AUTHOR(S)
PUCK, MICHAEL
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Feb2010, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The author encourages employers to look at health care costs from a long-term point of view. He explains that employers have the ability to control health costs by making employees realize the impact of their behavior on their own health. He suggests the combination of a high-deductible health plan that comes with a health promotion program which allows individuals to realize that they can cut their out-of-pocket medical costs by keeping themselves healthy.
ACCESSION #
48267592

 

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