Why dropping health benefits could increase your company's expenses

09/7/2011 | HRMorning.com

Employers that are considering shifting health care costs to workers should think about the indirect consequences of doing so, Christian Schappel writes. For example, employees may decide not to go to the doctor as much, which could lead to unhealthier employees and ultimately higher costs, he writes. If you are set on shifting costs to workers, mitigate the effects by offering voluntary benefits and tax-free spending accounts, Schappel suggests.

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