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December 1991

Alternatives to hospital care under employee benefit plans

Thomas P. Burke

As hospital costs rise, employer-provided health care plans are offering increased coverage for alternative care, such as skilled nursing services, home health care, and hospice care. This article focuses on skilled nursing care, home health care, and hospice care provisions in employer-provided health care plans. In addition, long-term care insurance, a related benefit, is considered briefly.

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