As the National Health Care Battle Rages, Employers Implement New Wellness and Cost-Containment Measures
May 25, 2017
Linda Baker, editor of Oregon Business, covered the magazine’s recent forum on managing employee health care costs. 

Participants from local businesses discussed the current climate for employers in the wake of possible health care coverage changes at the federal level.

Panelists included Harsch’s own Rojita Raghubansh, (on the right) Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Risk Management. She said the company’s self-insured plan has “definitely lowered administrative costs and gave us more control on what we can do with our benefits.”

The article discusses Harsch wellness efforts as having a robust program that includes activity tracking devices, annual biometric screening, health assessment and an onsite health clinic.

The program is integral to the company culture, Raghubansh said. “It engages people; it’s team building, good for employee morale and has an impact on the cost of benefits.”