Beaver Dam Community Hospital (BDCH) became a healthy lifestyle champion for the community by becoming a leader and sponsor for the Dodge County Blue Zones project. Located in Beaver Dam, Wis., BDCH is both an employer-member of The Alliance and an in-network health care provider.
“The Centers for Disease Control said that for the first time there was a slight decrease in the average life expectancy in the United States,” said Dr. Raymond Fabius. “This is not happening in other countries.
Prescription drugs are often singled out for blame on the rising cost of health care. Do the critics have their facts right? And if so, what can employers and policymakers do about it?
According to Benjamin Isgur, leader of PwC’s Health Research Institute: “Growth in employer medical costs – which has been gradually declining for decades – is settling into a new normal characterized by flatter, single-digit trend.”
“As a health benefits plan designer, you have the ability to affect the long-term health of your employees.” This was Dr. Scott Conard’s advice to employers at The Alliance’s July 2017 Employer Benefit Plan Design event.