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Cost Management

What could be more relevant in these times than cost management ideas and strategies? You told us this topic was at the top of your list of issues, and we listened.

Here are timely articles for both you and your employees on saving money and understanding where your health care dollars go.

In this section

Strategic Decisions to Help Control Costs

Learn how to manage costs while maximizing the value of your benefits offering.

Getting More Value from Healthcare Dollars

Use our turn-key tips and downloadable materials in this section to help your employees get more value from each healthcare dollar.

Urgent Care versus Emergency Care

Find out the differences between urgent care and the emergency room care and how to choose the right facility for the care you need.

How is Your Health Plan Dollar Spent?

Learn what factors are driving health care costs and what Blue Shield doing to make care more affordable.

Self-Funding Plan Options

Learn how midsize and large employer groups can gain greater control of healthcare costs and manage benefits investments.

Premium-Only Plans

Find out how you can control the cost of employee benefits and enjoy savings because POP premiums are converted to a pre-tax expense.