Preventive care, education can help to stem medical costs

Sullivan, Tom
May 2006
Crain's Cleveland Business;5/1/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 18, p22
This article presents information on how employers can focus on creating a health-conscious mindset in the work environment to control health care spending. Even smart companies have one worry that seems unsolvable--the rising cost of health care spending per employee. A strong focus on preventive care might not solve the problem, but it is one important way employers and employees can work together to make health care more affordable. Employees should be educated about health care costs and trends. Frequent communication of health care facts to employees creates sustainable awareness and momentum for change. Adoption of a health plan with strong financial incentives can also help.


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