Posted by: Brandon W. Jones | February 22, 2010

Get Healthy or Else

This article was very interesting because it explained how Scott’s Miracle-Gro Co. set up a health care system where everyone was required to participate in a full/all-inclusive health screening in order to receive the lowest premiums on their insurance. Joe Pellegrini, the supply-chain executive, was the individual who designed and was then in charge of the program implementation. He definitely had the right idea on how to lower health care costs. For a company to succeed in today’s economy, it is essential that everyone within the company be held responsible for their choices in areas that it will affect the success of the company. In most companies, health care expenses are one of the largest expenses on the company. In many cases, health care expenses can be avoided through good choices by individuals. People who live healthy by eating right and exercising regularly have a much lower risk of health problems than those who do not eat right and exercise. With the system Joe set up, those who make healthy choices are rewarded while those who don’t are not. Joe even went to the extent to set up a work out/health facility across the street from the company operations office to make it easier for employees to work out. Joe was building a system that would encourage and enable the employees to succeed.

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