Five Things Health Charities Can Do To Help Companies

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Five Things Health Charities Can Do To Help Companies

By Stephen Jordan

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Five Things Health Charities Can Do To Help Companies, by @scjordan: @HealthCharities
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 9:00am

When ESI International recently polled 200 human resource managers and asked what keeps them up at night, a whopping 61 percent had the same answer – “rising health care costs.” This was by far their top nightmare, and for good reason.

Across the United States, health care expenditures cost roughly $8,000 per capita, more than double the average of health care costs for other Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. These numbers are staggering and playing havoc with small, medium and large-sized company budgets across the country. Half of all businesses with 10 employees or less do not offer health insurance, and many companies now report that they pay twice as much as they did a decade ago – yet they have to offer fewer benefits.

By the numbers, the traditional model of employer-funded health care is breaking down, which means the charitable health sector has to play more of a vital role than ever before to fill in the gaps. This is where HR managers and employee engagement experts need to be aware of how organizations like Community Health Charities and its portfolio of trusted and vetted member charities can help. Read more...

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