Forward-thinking employers are getting away from traditional healthcare and finding creative solutions to rising costs by switching to on-site clinics. Now is the perfect time to join them.
“To the extent that you have seen innovation by insurers, it’s often at the behest of employers,” said Jonathan Kolstad, an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who studies the industry.
As an HR leader, you drive innovation in healthcare whether you’re a large or small employer. Getting health benefits right for employees fuels your company's growth in multiple ways. You need a compensation package that attracts and retains the best talent. You want employees who are healthy and productive, able to work hard, and also able to focus on their work. Achieving these goals without incurring excessive health spending inflation is the driver of innovation.
Don’t feel you’re quite there yet? Start your effort by asking one simple question: What kind of employer do I want to be?
- If you see your employees as an asset ...
- If you’ve already spent time, money, and other resources on them and you’re willing to spend more ...
- If you understand that improving employee health does more for your organization than lowering claims costs ...
... then you are ready to drive innovation in healthcare.
Caring about your business means caring about your employees. Add your name to the list of industry leaders who understand that better, more accessible care, at a lower cost is the best way to help your employees and your business thrive.
Industry Leaders in Healthcare
Companies like Tesla, Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, and Microsoft have already committed to providing their employees with an on-site clinic solution. And they’re not the only ones.
A 2017 Mercer survey found the number of organizations with more than 5,000 employees providing a workplace medical clinic increased 10% since 2012. On-site clinics are not a trend. They’re a proven way for employers to reduce costs and improve outcomes for employees.
It’s not just innovative tech companies that support on-site clinics as a solution to rising healthcare costs. Long-time healthcare journalists like Dave Chase have recognized for years that employer-led solutions are the answer to our broken system.
Early adoptees like Seattle Children’s Hospital have demonstrated the potential of an on-site clinic to improve outcomes and reduce costs. They saved $2.5 million in healthcare costs in the first two years of clinic operation.
To learn more about on-site clinics, download our eBook: Employer’s Guide to Healthcare.