Months have passed since the leaders of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced they were forming a company that will buy high-quality health care at a lower cost. And they still haven’t picked a person to lead that effort. That’s an indicator of how tough it will be to fix the health care system, according to Sally Welborn, a consultant who was previously the senior vice president of global benefits for Walmart Stores, Inc.
“Football and health care are not that different. Both are team events. We are all stakeholders in the health care system,” said Dr. Jan Berger at The Alliance’s Aug. 2017 Population Health event.
It’s been a decade of change for health care plan designs. And consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs) are the biggest change of all, according to John Young, CEO of Consumerdriven. Young explained why CDHPs are “nearing universal use” and why employers need them at The Alliance Annual Meeting Oct. 25.
Retaining high-performing employees starts with wellness. And wellness starts when a company becomes focused on creating a culture that helps employees achieve success.