Friday, August 19, 2011

Get Yourself Together

It's coming people and I warned you.  Organizations cannot afford to support the unhealthy lifestyles of their employees.  So if you haven't done it already you better shape up or it's gonna cost you.  Here is another example of this trend from the City of Chicago:
“We cannot afford the standard we’re on. And we can’t afford to do pilots anymore. ... Six to 8 percent of the city’s employees drive almost two-thirds of the health care costs around five chronic illnesses that are all manageable. ... We are going to be the first city to ... implement a citywide wellness plan for our employees because health care costs are being driven [up] 10 ten percent a year and we’re not seeing revenue growing that way.”
If it hasn't already happened to you it will.  Businesses will increasingly see this as an acceptable opportunity for them to reduce costs.  On the other hand, you may be passed over in the hiring process if you are deemed a health insurance cost risk.  Get it together people because your health is going to start to become your responsibility again.



Be said...

Look at what happened to the Detroit 2 when they offered zero deductible health care for all their employees and retirees. The same thing is in store for our Country. If you haven't read it I highly recommend "Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry's Road to Bankruptcy and Bailout-and Beyond" by Paul Ingrassia. I think you will like it.

Be said...

Oops - Detroit 3!

Chuck said...


the funny thing is I went to college with a Paul Ingrassia. I had to look it up but it wasn't him. I will have to check that book out. It is amazing how much my reading can get stacked up.