Health care costs 101

National health care expenditures are expected to continue outpacing overall economic growth, reaching $3.4 trillion by 2013. The costs of the latest technologies, new medicines and advanced hospital care are at an all time high. Many businesses are struggling to pay for the steep increases in insurance premiums and many employees are assuming a greater responsibility.

Use these messages to encourage employees to help keep costs down.

Direct mail

Who really pays for health care? (PDF) — Educates employees on how much an employer contributes to the cost of health care.

Who really pays for health care? - Spanish (PDF)  — Educates employees on how much an employer contributes to the cost of health care.

Your health care dollar (PDF) — Explains what employees’ health care insurance dollars pay for.

Your health care dollar - Spanish (PDF) — Explains what employees’ health care insurance dollars pay for.

How much medical procedures actually cost (PDF) — Explains to employees how much medical procedures really cost.

How much medical procedures actually cost – Spanish (PDF) — Explains to employees how much medical procedures really cost.

Know your numbers (PDF) — Explains why employees should get their cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar checked regularly.

How much do you want to spend on heart disease? (PDF) — Suggests employees spend $50 on walking shoes vs. $57,073 on heart bypass surgery.

How much do you want to spend on heart disease? - Spanish (PDF)  —  Suggests employees spend $50 on walking shoes vs. $57,073 on heart bypass surgery.

E-mails

Subject: How much you pay vs. your employer (MS Word) — Educates employees on how much an employer contributes to the cost of health care.

Subject: How much does my treatment actually cost? (MS Word) — Explains to employees how much medical procedures really cost.

Handouts

Health care costs (PDF) — Explains to employees that health care costs are rising and gives suggestions for helping to keep costs down.

Health care fraud (PDF) — How fraud contributes to the high cost of health care and what employees can do to help.

Newsletter articles

Headline: How much you pay vs. your employer (MS Word)   — Educates employees on how much an employer contributes to the cost of health care.

Headline: How much things actually cost (MS Word) — Explains to employees how much medical procedures really cost.

Paycheck stuffers

Who really pays for health care? (PDF) — Educates employees on how much an employer contributes to the cost of health care.

Who really pays for health care? – Spanish (PDF) — Educates employees on how much an employer contributes to the cost of health care.

Your health care dollar (PDF) — Explains what employees’ health care insurance dollars pay for.

Your health care dollar - Spanish (PDF) — Explains what employees’ health care insurance dollars pay for.

How much medical procedures actually cost (PDF) — Explains to employees how much medical procedures really cost.

How much medical procedures actually cost – Spanish (PDF) — Explains to employees how much medical procedures really cost.

Know your numbers (PDF) — Explains why employees should get their cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar checked regularly.

How much do you want to spend on heart disease? (PDF) — Suggests employees spend $50 on walking shoes vs. $57,073 on heart bypass surgery.

How much do you want to spend on heart disease? – Spanish (PDF) — Suggests employees spend $50 on walking shoes vs. $57,073 on heart bypass surgery.

Posters

Who really pays for health care? (PDF) — Educates employees on how much an employer contributes to the cost of health care.

Who really pays for health care? - Spanish (PDF) — Educates employees on how much an employer contributes to the cost of health care.

Your health care dollar (PDF) — Explains what employees’ health care insurance dollars pay for.

Your health care dollar - Spanish (PDF) — Explains what employees’ health care insurance dollars pay for.

How much medical procedures actually cost (PDF) — Explains to employees how much medical procedures really cost.

How much medical procedures actually cost – Spanish (PDF) — Explains to employees how much medical procedures really cost.

Know your numbers (PDF) — Explains why employees should get their cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar checked regularly.

How much do you want to spend on heart disease? (PDF) — Suggests employees spend $50 on walking shoes vs. $57,073 on heart bypass surgery.

How much do you want to spend on heart disease? - Spanish (PDF) — Suggests employees spend $50 on walking shoes vs. $57,073 on heart bypass surgery.

Table Tents

Who really pays for health care? (PDF) — Educates employees on how much an employer contributes to the cost of health care.

Who really pays for health care? - Spanish (PDF) — Educates employees on how much an employer contributes to the cost of health care.

Your health care dollar (PDF) — Explains what employees’ health care insurance dollars pay for.

Your health care dollar - Spanish (PDF) — Explains what employees’ health care insurance dollars pay for.

How much medical procedures actually cost (PDF) — Explains to employees how much medical procedures really cost.

How much medical procedures actually cost – Spanish (PDF) — Explains to employees how much medical procedures really cost.

Know your numbers (PDF) — Explains why employees should get their cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar checked regularly.

How much do you want to spend on heart disease? (PDF) — Suggests employees spend $50 on walking shoes vs. $57,073 on heart bypass surgery.

How much do you want to spend on heart disease? - Spanish (PDF) — Suggests employees spend $50 on walking shoes vs. $57,073 on heart bypass surgery.