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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.

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This story appears in the October 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

In the past year, the cost of providing James Carroll's 50employees with health insurance has gone up more than $50,000. Thatdoesn't help the bottom line at the Sharon, Massachusetts,entrepreneur's company, Crescent Ridge Dairy Inc. Nor does ithelp Carroll's employees, who pay a fourth of the premiums.

Rather than cut his company's contribution, Carroll islooking for lower-priced coverage. It hasn't been easy."You may lower the cost but find the policy doesn't coversome things," Carroll says. "And I can't see havingsomebody not go to the doctor because their coverage doesn'tcover what's wrong."

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