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Fed up with rising costs, big US firms dig into health care

June 11, 2018


At its Silicon Valley headquarters, network gear maker Cisco Systems is going to unusual lengths to take control of the relentless increase in its U.S. health-care costs.

The company is among a handful of large American employers who are getting more deeply involved in managing their workers’ health instead of looking to insurers to do it. Cisco last year began offering its employees a plan it negotiated directly with nearby Stanford Health medical system.

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