Company Vision Plan Saves Employee's Life

For the past decade or so, employers and employees alike have been stunned by the alarming rise in the cost of health care, which is sometimes blamed on over-treatment -- too many unwarranted tests and expensive therapies.

But the opposite it true, too. Some workers never or rarely see a doctor, which means by the time they seek treatment for a problem, it's likely more advanced than if caught early, resulting in greater medical costs and perhaps more time away from work for the employee.