Last year, we released a white paper about the City of Kirkland’s experience placing an on-site clinic at the center of their benefit strategies. A year later, their journey is more relevant than ever. Continued uncertainty around the ACA, ever-rising healthcare costs, and a growing demand for alternative healthcare solutions are pushing employers to reconsider their benefit strategies.
If you're tired of reimagining your benefit strategy every year, of shifting costs, of cutting benefits, consider the City of Kirkland’s story. Think about how an on- or near-site clinic can help you break free of traditional healthcare.
Read about the City of Kirkland and Keith Robertson’s work in our white paper: Benefit Strategy Design: Solving an Impossible Task.
Rising healthcare costs demand innovative solutions
Skyrocketing healthcare costs are forcing employers across the country to make hard decisions about their benefits, like cost-shifting and benefit reductions. Robertson and the city recognized that those solutions wouldn’t work for them. Cost-shifting would only put the problem off until the next year, and reducing benefits didn’t serve the needs of employees and the requirements of labor unions.
Our new white paper demonstrates how a Vera on-site clinic allowed Robertson and the City of Kirkland to craft a benefit strategy that solved their impossible task. How did they do it?
In it, you’ll learn how …
- Clear communication created and sustained a patient engagement rate of 90%
- Overall healthcare costs were reduced by 25% in the first two years
- Free, unlimited primary care drove positive health outcomes and reduced costs
- Dedicated care teams created an exceptional clinical experience that improved benefits and reduced costs
Trying to solve your own impossible task? Contact us today to find out how a benefit strategy with Vera at the center can help.