Name: Jasmine Stukes
Date of Report: January 21, 2011
HRM topic covered by item: Healthcare
Source of item: Conlin, Michelle, Healthcare: Human Resource Target Your Family, BusinessWeek, January 21, 2011
Summary of item: This article is about corporate companies becoming interested is healthcare beyond coverage. Now companies are offering information about healthcare in the home and ways families can take care of themselves. They are offering incentives on families who take an initiative in eating healthier and exercising. Some companies are offering cash other companies are offering other incentives. For example companies like Aetna are offering families $1,200 monthly for cooperating in the program. Companies like JP Morgan Chase, IBM, and Dell are also offering the program. These companies believe that families who eat healthier and exercise save them money on health care coverage. It is estimated that the medical cost fall approximately $3.27.
Why this item caught your interest? This item caught my eye because I realize how hard it is to find a career that has good healthcare coverage these days. Maybe with these programs and the savings healthcare coverage will be better.
What did you learn from it? I learned about the program and so far it is successful. One family in the article was a single mom and her daughter; the mom actually lost weight just by changing her diet and eating habits. They even went as far to cut watching television during the week. They earned $250 each by participating in the program. The other family was a two parent home with children and the children started having competition on who can eat the most fruit. They earned $1200 as a whole. This program really seems to be successful and is bringing families closer together.