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Beverage Distributor’s Onsite Clinics Cut Down Employee Health Costs

A beverage distributor has been able to cut down its monthly employee health costs 22% after building onsite medical centers. So reports Human Resource Executive.

LF DistributorsL&F Distributors created Retro Health, which are nine onsite clinics at the company’s distribution centers. These clinics offers medical testing and consultation to the firm’s 1,200 employees and their dependents in Texas and New Mexico.

Prior to the clinics, L&F Distributors’ drivers told their managers and human resources staff that the time and money it took to get medical attention kept them from seeking care for a range of concerns including diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension. L&F Distributors also provides its employees with b.well, a mobile health platform, which has helped the company reduce emergency department visits for its employees by 69%.

“They’re living healthier lives,” said George Brown, director of Retro Health. “We’re saving money, we’re able to share those cost savings back with the employees by keeping their premiums and their deductibles low. It just becomes this flywheel where everybody wins.”

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