News Headlines Article

Health Care: A Real Fixer-Upper
Workforce Management

In 1929 when Baylor University Hospital began offering prepaid hospital visits for 50 cents a month to a small group of public school teachers in Dallas—a program that would morph into iconic insurance giant Blue Cross—few could have predicted that decades later most Americans would get their health care coverage through their employers. What soon became known as a “fringe benefit” is now an expected part of any competitive compensation package.