Trying to identify the actual cost of a team member’s doctor visit is a lot like solving those math equations that appear on Facebook. As I illustrated in my previous column, we have to break apart each component of the problem and make sure the pieces add up properly.

The health insurance we normally discuss is more appropriately considered as pre-negotiated access to healthcare at set pricing levels. This gives us a base to begin the cost calculations, but it is only a single component of a complex equation. So, what does it cost when an Employer for a team member to visit the doctor?

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