Report: Wellness programs, containment cut health care costs

July 2011
American City & County Exclusive Insight;7/ 8/2011, p1
The article reports on a brief issued by the U.S. Center for State and Local Government Excellence (CSLGE) in July 2011, which revealed that cost containment and wellness programs were used by Ohio, California, and North Carolina to control health insurance cost hikes. It states that the brief analyzes the health insurance cost and health plan changes adopted to slow cost increases. It adds that the brief considered the condition of public workers' and retirees' health insurance plans.


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