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Corporate giants team up on employee health care

Corporate giants team up on employee health care

NEW YORK — Three of the largest U.S. companies — Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon and JPMorgan Chase & Co. — have joined together to take employee health care into their own hands. Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon and JPMorgan Chase said Tuesday that they plan to form an independent health care company to provide their employees accessible, affordable and quality care.

Big companies eye health costs

Big companies eye health costs

NEW YORK — Twenty of the country’s largest corporations, including American Express Co., Coca-Cola Co. and Macy’s Inc., have banded together to rein in employee health care costs. The companies have formed Health Transformation Alliance (HTA) to break with wasteful and inefficient marketplace practices that have resulted in employees paying higher premiums, co-payments and deductibles