Alere wants to be “the healthiest company anywhere,” says Bob Hargadon, VP of Global Human Resources. In 2013, this world leader in health care technology and management chose us to be a partner in that quest.
For Alere, corporate health includes excellent benefits, consumerism, and wellness inside and outside the office. A key strategy is to increase the use of high-quality, lower-cost providers.
“We chose Blue Cross for their tiered products in Massachusetts and their nationwide Blue Distinction Centers,” Hargadon says. Alere's 6,000 U.S. employees are offered a plan that places primary care providers and acute-care hospitals in tiers based on cost and quality. Members pay less out of pocket when they choose higher-value providers.
“It's a way to align the benefits we offer with the services we provide in the marketplace,” Hargadon adds. “We believe that knowledgeable employees will make the right choices about health services and that together we can better manage rising costs.”