Insurance Fee For Big Businesses Helps Fund Obamacare

Employees lift weights near the end of a workout class at the Sherwin-Williams corporate health and wellness center in downtown Cleveland.i i

hide captionEmployees lift weights near the end of a workout class at the Sherwin-Williams corporate health and wellness center in downtown Cleveland.


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Employees lift weights near the end of a workout class at the Sherwin-Williams corporate health and wellness center in downtown Cleveland.

Employees lift weights near the end of a workout class at the Sherwin-Williams corporate health and wellness center in downtown Cleveland.

Sarah Jane Tribble / WCPN

The world of health care, like any, is full of haves and have-nots.

It’s not hard to the haves at Sherwin-Williams’ corporate headquarters in downtown Cleveland where some 2,500 employees have access to an in-house health and wellness center.

The huge paint company offers comprehensive health coverage to its employees and encourages them to take a break from work for an exercise class, a workout on the elliptical trainer or a run on the treadmill.

Like many other large employers, Sherwin-Williams serves as its own health insurer. Because the company pays for employees’ health claims, it has a strong incentive to keep workers healthy. Sherwin-Williams is betting

Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/05/22/312163421/insurance-fee-for-big-businesses-helps-fund-obamacare?ft=1&f=131849999

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