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Employers Pushing Healthier Living

“This isn’t about big brother telling people what to do,” says John Rice, GE’s vice-chairman, “but helping them make better choices.” The Economist reviews large employers efforts to improve employee health and thus decrease their own health care costs.  Some of these efforts include: Prohibiting smoking on company premises Handing our healthy recipes Building on-site […]

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Employers must be involved in health insurance?

At least Joe Paduda thinks so.  His post today gives an example from the employer GTE.  GTE was worried about ER and inpatient admissions rate for children with asthma.  Why?  Because employees who were single parents would miss work to take care of their children when they were sick. Mr. Paduda’s argues convincingly that employers […]

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