Recommendation For Revision Of Penn Mart 's Health Care Strategy

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Abstract This paper is an analysis of the critical points of the “Recommendation for Revision of Penn-Mart’s Health Care Strategy” memo (Penn-Mart Memo) in relation to the points in the report by Roy Eichhorn, Strategic Systems Department, Army Management Staff College, entitled, Developing Thinking Skills: Critical Thinking at the Army Management Staff College. The author of the Penn-Mart memo is Senior VP of Human Resources, Salvador Monella whose indicated purpose is to offer a remedy to the spiraling costs of healthcare benefits. The analysis will be broken into sections based off of the analysis structure defined by the report by Roy Eichhorn. Review of the Penn-Mart Memo in Accordance with the Critical Thinking at the Army Management Staff College report. 1. Purpose, Goal, or End in View. The purpose or goal described in the Penn-Mart memo is a program engineered to lower employee benefit costs paid by the company. The method of attaining this outcome would be to implement a mandatory “Get Well” employee health screening and monitoring program. The author’s conclusion to the problem of a costly employee health benefit program is to institute a multi-prong monitoring program would include biometric screening described as “finger stick blood tests for cholesterol and glucose; weight, height, and waist measurement; and a blood pressure reading” as well as required health questionnaire and annual physical examinations. 2. Question at Issue or Problem to be Solved. The

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