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How Companies Fund Retiree Medical Benefits

November 1, 1993
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As health-care costs continue to rise, and as retiree populations grow, companies are forced to either make revisions in their retiree health-care plans to lessen their liabilities, or eliminate the plans completely. Cost-sharing and managed care are two solutions.
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Controlling Costs with Competition

November 1, 1993
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Many companies are turning to managed-care to help them control their medical-benefits costs.
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How To Manage Expectant Mothers

October 1, 1993
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Connie Marshall, spokesperson for the National March of Dimes' campaign and author of other prenatal-wellness materials, offers these pointers for managers who have pregnant employees.
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Work-site Prenatal Programs Cut Costs

October 1, 1993
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Costs associated with complicated births compose the largest single component of employers' health-care expenses. Prenatal work-site programs that educate employees and assess their risks can save considerable money.
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How Small Employers Can Impact the Cost and Delivery of Health Care

September 1, 1993
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Smaller companies can impact the cost and delivery of care in their communities the same way that large employers do: by uniting and using their combined purchasing power to get the attention of the insurance and provider communities.
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Why Providers Favor Health-care Coalitions

September 1, 1993
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Providers are more willing to listen with open minds and to work more cooperatively with the purchasing community. They see that as much more palatable than having to deal with a mandated system.
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Teaming Up To Cut Health-care Costs

September 1, 1993
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HR executives are banding together in communities throughout the U.S. to form health-care coalitions. Through their combined purchasing power, these coalitions are changing the way that health care is purchased and delivered in this country.
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