Battling Health-Care Costs

Treacy, Maryellin
February 2008
ASHRAE Journal;Feb2008, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p59
Academic Journal
The article presents information on methods for containing health care costs. It is said that the average cost of a health insurance policy increased 100% from 1999 to 2008, whereas corporate profits and employee salaries did not. One recommended solution is the establishment of an employee wellness program, to proactively promote health and fitness in the workforce. A meta-study which indicated that such programs are effective at reducing sick time, disability management, health costs and workers' compensation claims is cited.


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