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The Cost of Doing Nothing

By Eric Raymond, CEO, Corporate Synergies

THE MOVE FROM “SICK CARE” TO TRUE “HEALTH CARE”

The bottom line: The time is now to take action Employers cannot continue to stand still and do nothing in this explosive healthcare market, where

constant stance.

price

increases

are

Companies

that

a given launch

circum- disease

One of the most significant issues facing employers today is the continued escalation of health plan costs. Costs are projected to double again by 2013. Employers are demanding a long-term solution – they feel they have no more options after

more than a decade of shifting employees, changing insurance modifying plan designs.

costs to

their

carriers

and

management initiatives targeting prevention are

meeting great

Investing

in

success in the long

employee

health

term. not

only

helps

employers control unnecessary costs and utilization but also protects, supports and enhances human capital and a provides a lower bottom line through integrated health risk management strategy.

The formula is simple – if employees minimize their own health risks, they directly lower

corporate health care costs and productivity and profitability.

improve

A change in corporate culture

By engaging in this process and shifting the paradigm from the damage-control style of “sick care” methods towards true health care, employers can expect to manage claims risk and reduce the total cost of health care while the outlook of both the company and its employees’ wellness improves tremendously.

Employees and their spouses need to take a “look in the mirror” – the employee participates in voluntary health screenings which enables several

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of them to recognize and act on diseases.

Employees’

knowledge

of

their

life threatening

own

illnesses

For more information contact Greg Sandler (Benefits Consultant) Corporate Synergies, 201-408-3717 gsandler@corpsyn.com

motivates them

go

to

quality

to take better care of

doctors,

and

take

their bodies, prescription

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medication the action on the

way that the doctor intended. This employees’ part not only benefits

them, but lowers their and contributions!

employer’s

healthcare

costs

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