Are fortune 100 companies responsive to chronically ill workers?

Fernando Montenegro-Torres, Timothy Engelhardt, Mae Thamer, Gerard F Anderson

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We conducted a survey of Fortune 100 companies to determine their response to the growing number of employees with chronic conditions. We found that although all companies cover some services that are particularly beneficial to persons with chronic conditions, gaps in coverage remain. We also found large variations in cost-sharing mechanisms, number of covered visits, and lifetime maximum benefit provisions, which are especially important to persons with chronic conditions. In general, for persons with chronic conditions the benefits offered by these Fortune 100 companies are superior to those offered by Medicare.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-219
Number of pages11
JournalHealth Affairs
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Health Policy

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Montenegro-Torres, F., Engelhardt, T., Thamer, M., & Anderson, G. F. (2001). Are fortune 100 companies responsive to chronically ill workers? Health Affairs, 20(4), 209-219.