Sickening, Isn't It?
As providers jack up health-care costs, there are options that won't leave your employees out in the cold and flu season.
In the past year, the cost of providing James Carroll's 50 employees with health insurance has gone up more than $50,000. That doesn't help the bottom line at the Sharon, Massachusetts, entrepreneur's company, Crescent Ridge Dairy Inc. Nor does it help Carroll's employees, who pay a fourth of the premiums.
Rather than cut his company's contribution, Carroll is looking for lower-priced coverage. It hasn't been easy. "You may lower the cost but find the policy doesn't cover some things," Carroll says. "And I can't see having somebody not go to the doctor because their coverage doesn't cover what's wrong."
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