5 ways to healthier employees

Getting your staff on the wellness track is good for them and good for your business. Here are 5 ideas that companies are already using.

1. Blunt the blow
1. Blunt the blow
Switching from a traditional health plan to a high-deductible version can save you a bundle. But your employees may balk at paying more. One way to keep your team happy while transitioning to a high-deductible plan with lower premiums is by funding a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) that your staff can tap, via debit cards, to cover pre-deductible bills. Scheduling raises to coincide with the change to a new plan can also quell objections.

By Verne Harnish, contributor @FortuneMagazine - Last updated March 20 2012: 5:35 AM ET
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