January 12, 2013
Rex Stafford, front, a lineman for Yampa Valley Electric Association, and Jody Cork, a secretary, work out in the company’s on-site fitness room located in its downtown Steamboat Springs headquarters. Offering employees a place to stay in shape has helped save YVEA money on health insurance premiums.
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The cost of health care continues to rise, and for some employers, solutions are needed to save the hundreds of thousands of dollars that are being sucked out of their budgets each year by rising premiums. It’s often employees who shoulder much of the increased cost burden.