When the City of Kirkland sat down to design their benefit strategy in 2015, they wanted a solution to a seemingly impossible problem: how could they reduce healthcare costs and improve benefits? The answer came from Keith Robertson of Alliant Insurance and Vera Whole Health, who partnered with the city to implement an on-site clinic at the center of the city’s new benefit strategy.
Skyrocketing healthcare costs are forcing employers across the country to make hard decisions about their benefits, like cost-shifting and benefit reductions. Robertson and the city recognized that those solutions wouldn’t work for them. Cost-shifting would only put the problem off until the next year and reducing benefits didn’t serve the needs of employees and the requirements of labor unions.
Our new white paper demonstrates how a Vera on-site clinic allowed Robertson and the City of Kirkland to craft a benefit strategy that solved their impossible task. How did they do it?