American Telephone and Telegraph Company

  • Richard W. Stone
  • Michael J. Gulotta
  • Donald P. Harrington
Part of the Industry and Health Care book series (SSIND, volume 6)

Abstract

AT&T, like most large corporations, has become increasingly concerned in the last several years over the cost of health insurance for its employees. The AT&T plans, underwritten by Blue Cross-Blue Shield and other insurance carriers, cover some three million people, including roughly one million employees and retirees, and their dependents. Health insurance now represents some 5 percent of total payroll, or $750 million, compared to only 1.5 percent when the plans were first introduced in the early 1960s. Of that increase, approximately 2 percent represents plan improvements while 1.5 percent represents increased utilization of the benefit. To investigate approaches to controlling the costs of health insurance, a working group has been created at corporate headquarters, including representatives of the medical, actuarial, systems, and finance departments.

Keywords

Assure Expense Volatility Protec 

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Notes

  1. 1.
    Privacy Protection Study Commission, Personal Privacy in an Information Society (United States Government Printing Office/Stock No. 052-003-00395-3, July 1977), chapter 19.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard W. Stone
  • Michael J. Gulotta
  • Donald P. Harrington

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