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The Company That Solved Health Care

How Serigraph Dramatically Reduced Skyrocketing Costs While Providing Better Care, and How Every Company Can Do t

John Torinus


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Hardcover (10/5/2010)


In 2003, Serigraph's annual health care bill was its third largest expense and growing at a rate of 15% a year. Health care cost escalations were in danger of bankrupting their company. In order to significantly lower costs, company leaders knew they needed to take a radical approach.

Serigraph focused its strategies on three areas--consumer responsibility, primary care, and centers of value. In concert with other management methods, these tactics slashed costs while improving the quality of employee care. Instead of double-digit inflation of its health care costs, the company's average increase dropped to 2.8%, far below the national average. Serigraph's cost per employee actually dropped

The Company That Solved Health Care offers effective, cost-cutting solutions to today's business leaders. Learn about and apply some of these proven strategies at your company.

Discover how you can:

Adopt a consumer-driven plan so employees take ownership of their health care
Take advantage of lean disciplines in your company's health care plans
Put the emphasis on primary care to keep people well and out of expensive hospitals
Fight for transparency in prices
Guide employees though the pricing maze and lead them to centers of value
Use "medical tourism" for your benefit
Champion consumer protection laws to remedy medical overbilling.

Benbella Books, 9781944648282, 224pp.

Publication Date: August 16, 2016

About the Author

Chairman and general manager of Serigraph Inc., John Torinus Jr. has studied and practiced management for more than 50 years. His company had $40 million in sales annually when he bought it in 1987; it now generates $120 million and has more than 1,000 employees in plants in the United States, Mexico, China, and India. Torinus graduated magna cum laude from Yale and was a company commander in the U.S. Marine Corps. Torinus has served as business editor and columnist at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.