Cost control Among the practices used by those best performers are implementing spousal coverage surcharges when spouses have other coverage available—something done by 34 percent of best performers. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Research indicates that a group of best-performing companies has managed to save $2,251 per employee per year in health care costs when compared with the national average in 2017 ($9,950 compared with $12,201).

That’s according to Willis Towers Watson’s 22nd annual Best Practices in Health Care Employer Survey, which points out that a company of 10,000 employees could realize savings of more than $22 million a year “by implementing a broad set of effective strategies and practices.”

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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