One Employer's Strategy to Boost Onsite Clinic Use

Here’s an interesting case study about a very large employer with a full-replacement high-deductible health plan this is helping employees manage health spending with targeted communications that proactively notify them (via email and texts) of opportunities to save on their most common health care purchases. A key focus of this program is encouraging greater use of the company’s existing onsite clinics and pharmacies. Good food for thought here, both for employers looking for ways to make a full-replacement strategy more employee-friendly, and for those with underutilized onsite clinics. Mercer’s survey, cited in the article, found that over a third of employers with 5,000 or more employees provide onsite clinics. For some, it may be time to reconsider how to use clinics more strategically in the post-reform world.

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Beth Umland
by Beth Umland

Director of Research, Health, Mercer

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