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Healthcare Benefits and Costs

1. How can negotiators reduce health care cost and maintain good health care benefits?

2. What type of health care plans are normally negotiated?

3. How can a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) be considered as an alternative to such plans? What are the purposes of HMOs?

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1. How can negotiators reduce health care cost and maintain good health care benefits?

Healthy employees keep health care costs low. When companies negotiate healthcare costs, the company can reduce the costs by promoting a healthy lifestyle. How? By offering health club memberships to employees. By offering "stop-smoking" assistance to employees who which to quit smoking. By having mandatory drug and alcohol pre-testing prior to employment and by also performing random alcohol and drug testing monthly. The drug testing will drastically reduce the drug and alcohol use of employees and the less employees use ...

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1. How can negotiators reduce health care cost and maintain good health care benefits?

2. What type of health care plans are normally negotiated?

3. How can a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) be considered as an alternative to such plans? What are the purposes of HMOs?

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