A burger chain pays more for employees' health care insurance and, in turn, has reaped significant gains.
The Wall Street Journal reports: "Four years ago, executives of Burgerville, a regional restaurant chain, agreed to pay at least 90% of health-care premiums for hourly employees who work at least 20 hours a week."
According to the chain's executives, the result of this "unusual move" has led to savings "by cutting turnover, boosting sales and improving productivity.
The chains that do offer benefits pay on average 49% of the cost for employees working at least 30 hours a week, People Report says" (Needleman, 8/31).
Source: Kaiser Health News