We’ve written before about the role of onsite clinics in improving access to quality care, providing hard-to-beat convenience and increasing worker productivity. According to this Fortune article, it seems that quite a few of the magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” would agree. More than 40 of the companies on this list have onsite clinics at their headquarters, and nine of them offer clinics at multiple locations. We’ve seen steady growth in offerings of primary care clinics over the past few years among employers with 5,000 or more employees – from 24% in 2013 to 31% in 2015, according to our National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans. An additional 14% of very large employers say they’re considering adding one in the next two years. While clinics have many benefits, employers need to remember that the cost of care received through onsite clinics is currently included in excise tax calculation. Additionally, employers that offer a high deductible plan will need to charge employees for visiting their clinic. While this is an important factor to weigh when considering a clinic, it isn’t an insurmountable problem by any means, and should not discourage employers from exploring whether an onsite clinic would enhance your program, be appreciated by your workforce, and further your business objectives.
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