As employer health costs rise, large employers (as many as 30% of them by next year) are building on-site health clinics for their employees – and saving millions. Companies like Perdue, Toyota, Pepsi and Sprint Nextel are returning to the days, not so long ago, when workers’ health care was a company affair. These employees now get access to cheaper doctor visits while on the clock. But current loopholes in HIPAA (the health care privacy law) beg the question: will an employee with a drug problem feel safe getting treatment at work?
by Luladey B. Tadesse
Gannett News Service
Posted by The Asbury Park Press
August 27, 2007