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How One Company Contained Health Care Costs and Improved Morale
Ellen Galinsky and Anne Weisberg in Harvard Business Review Blog Network Link to more items from this source
Mar. 16, 2014
"[E]ach participating employee (and his or her spouse or partner if covered by [the company]) still completes a health assessment and screening, but each employee also attends a one-on-one session with a coach ... to set well-being goals for the year.... Employees are rewarded for following through on their goals with either a reduction in premiums or paid time off. Employees get to choose which.... Based on the rate of inflation for health care spending in the Minnesota market where the company headquarters are based, it was projected that [the company's] cost would have risen from $280.52 [in 2008] to $387.20 per member per month. Yet, they have remained constant, amounting to a total cost avoidance of $4,680,000."

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