Employers Eye Innovations to Cheaper, Better Healthcare

Risk & Insurance, December 2008

“Two innovations offer solutions outside of cost-shifting and dropping coverage for self-funding companies that still would like to provide cheaper but top-notch benefits to their employees.”

“One option is to get healthcare providers to charge what medical services actually cost.”

“Self-insured companies could also apply leverage to healthcare providers by sending workers someplace else for care. That’s a large part of the premise behind another innovation – a medical travel program.”

Editor’s Note: This is an excellent article. We have initiated these suggestions in some of our more progressive groups over a year ago. This is out-of-the-box kind of solutions that work. See entire article here – cheaper-insurance