Ford To Launch Chronic Illness Monitoring Program in July
In an attempt to reduce health care costs, Ford Motor and the United Auto Workers Retiree Medical Benefits Trust have launched a two-year pilot program that assigns nurses to monitor workers and retirees with chronic illnesses. The program will launch on July 1 and be offered to a portion of Ford's 18,000 union workers near its Michigan headquarters, as well as eligible retirees who do not yet qualify for Medicare. If successful, Ford likely would broaden the program to include other regions where large groups of employees and retirees live.
- "Ford Adopts Health Management Program" (Ramsey, Wall Street Journal, 6/24).