Why is it important to keep your employees engaged in healthcare?

Why is it important to keep your employees engaged in healthcare?

It may seem like a secondary option to some employers, especially, when they are mostly concerned with bringing the healthcare costs down. However, it’s two sides of the same coin. In the long run, employee engagement will not only help reduce costs by 20% but will help with reducing risks by 20%, thus resulting in a healthy and happy employee. As you invest in programs and solutions, impact is calculated if employees are engaged and using those programs and solutions.

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Why are small-to-medium self-funded employers paying much more than the large ones for their healthcare costs?

Why are small-to-medium self-funded employers paying much more than the large ones for their healthcare costs?

Here’s a scenario for you to ponder. A small manufacturing company’s healthcare costs have been rising at a 19.6% rate per year over the last 5 years. The tragedy is that this employer-owned organization is paying much more per employee on healthcare costs than a large organization! This could be saved and re-distributed to the employees, if they knew what risk factors drove their healthcare costs and what actions they could take to reduce those risks.

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Why is Verizon not able to meet the healthcare demands of its employees?

Why is Verizon not able to meet the healthcare demands of its employees?

36,000 employees of Verizon went on a strike mid-April to protest against the company’s policies regarding salary, healthcare benefits, plus job and retirement security. Union leaders have alleged that Verizon made approximately $39 billion in profits but is not taking care of its employees. The leaders also allege that Verizon is refusing to negotiate any terms that would benefit the employees in the long run.

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