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The Battle Against Escalating Healthcare Costs – Some Interesting Solutions!

There is a great 2/27 article in the  Chronicle of Higher Ed that includes some really interesting solutions to tackle the increasing cost of health care for college and university campuses. Some campuses are effectively using health care consortia, some have defected from ineffective consortia. Some campuses are really pushing campus wellness programs and creating onsite healthcare facilities for employees (there is a great article about Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s onsite facility in our most recent publication of CUPA-HR’s Higher Education Workplace magazine). Other campus HR leaders are ACTIVELY MANAGING their health insurance plans and engaging in tough, proactive negotiations with health care insurers.

I know there are many other examples of things that campuses are doing to battle escalating health care costs for their employees. What things are you and your campus doing to fight this battle?

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