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HR’s Growing Role in Delivering Health Reform

Old soil, new seeds

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Today, health care benefits are the biggest attraction factor for people towards any organization. Health insurance has the power to make or break any company as an employer of choice. The manner in which health benefits strategy intersects with the new legal and economic realities can overhaul the workforce structure, role of HR and a company’s ability to compete. To date there hasn’t been enough to promote it from a maintenance activity point of view. However, if HR seizes the initiative now it will not only meet head-on the new challenges but can also expand its sphere of influence.

More than before, health insurance can make or break you as an employer of choice. And the way your health benefits strategy intersects with new legal and economic realities can send ripples into the makeup of your workforce, the role of HR and your company’s ability to compete.

The recent book from Deloitte LLP on employer health care reform, HR’s growing role in delivering health reform, discusses how decade-old assumptions about employer-based health care are crumbling and HR professionals now have a chance to shape it to the company’s advantage. The book discusses:

  • Find the opportunity in your health care strategy
  • The CHRO mindset - Strategist and steward
  • The things you don’t know and need to learn now
  • Possible outcomes
  • Talent and benefit design
  • Workforce planning
  • Scenario planning and health insurance exchanges
  • Control – the to do list

The CEO and the board are certainly going to pay close attention to the way HR manages this change, including how well it breaks out of its traditional silo to collaborate with other departments on matters of grand strategy. Download the book to learn more about HR’s growing role in delivering health reform. 

Meet the team

  • Rick Wald, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Steve Kraus, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Robert Davis, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Andrew Liakopoulos, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • James Sowar, Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

As used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

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