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According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the central role that employers play in financing healthcare for its employees remains a distinctive feature of the U.S. healthcare system. The provision of health insurance through the workplace has important implications well beyond its role as a source of healthcare financing. Currently, as it has for the last half century, employer-sponsored insurance dominates the landscape of health insurance in the U.S.

Due to the steep increases in the cost of healthcare, much debate has centered on whether such coverage can remain affordable for employers, employees, and their families.

The National Bureau of Economic Research further noted that an employer’s ability to maintain employer-sponsored insurance will hinge critically on the ability of employers, insurers, and providers to actively work to contain healthcare costs. Historically, employers have partnered with best in class healthcare organizations to provide services to address areas of high cost and low quality.

However, employers are now in search of a more proactive, comprehensive approach to manage their costs, both in acute care and in prevention. Many employers have sought out tools and programs to not only manage their expense, but also to improve the health and productivity of their workforce. In addition, there is an increasing recognition that the alignment of incentives and engagement of key stakeholders (payers, providers, and patients) is critical for overall success.

To that end, HealthChoice and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare have joined together to provide employers with distinct high quality services at a low cost. This partnership brings the key stakeholders together in meaningful dialog in order to make both effective and quality data-driving decisions for all involved.

Currently, HealthChoice offers employers programs such as Diabetes Management, Diabetes Prevention, Care Transition Support, and Complex Care Management, while Methodist Healthcare offers employer “OnSite” clinics, flu shots and health screenings.

If you are an employer or HR professional seeking information about how HealthChoice can help your organization, please contact:

Sr. Director, Populations Health Programs
Ellen Abisch, RN, MSRN
901-821-6724
Email Ellen