By Thomas Emerick

First Posted at Cracking Health Costs on 6/7/2013

Tom Emerick, Host of Cracking Health Costs
Tom Emerick, Host of Cracking Health Costs

The first published review of Al Lewis’s and my book is on the website for the Institute for HealthCare Consumerism.  The review was written by Jonathan Field.

Jonathan writes, “It’s been 70 years since Kaiser opened its first free medical clinic for employees. Since then, employers have spent over $20 trillion on providing health benefits. Yet despite all those years and all that money, no one has ever thought to write a book advising employers how to spend that money wisely … until now.”

Further, ” Although this is a how-to book, the good news is that it is far from a dull read. The Click and Clack of health care writing, Emerick and Lewis pepper their prose with one-liners like “the wellness industry needs to admit to doping….”

Click here to read the full review.


Tom Emerick

Coming soon:  Cracking Health Costs, the book, is now available for pre-order on Amazon at a deeply discounted price.  Click here:  Cracking Health Costs: How to Cut Your Company’s Health Costs and Provide Employees Better Care by Tom Emerick and Al Lewis.

If you pre-order now you’ll receive your copy first.

Tom Emerick is the President of Emerick Consulting, LLC, and Partner and Chief Strategy Officer with Laurus Strategies, a Chicago-based consulting firm, and co-founder of Edison Health. Prior to starting his consulting career, Tom was with Walmart Stores, where his last position was Vice President, Global Benefit Design, which involved designing and managing benefits for over 1.3 million employees in the U.S., and 300,000 plus in international. For about six years, Tom also headed up Walmart’s Six Sigma and process improvement initiatives. Prior to Walmart, Tom had positions with Burger King Corporation, British Petroleum, and American Fidelity Assurance Company. In 2009, Tom was named by Healthspottr as one of the top 100 innovators in healthcare in the US for his work on medical ethics.  In December 2012, Tom was listed in as one of 13 unsung heroes changing healthcare forever.

Tom Emerick
Thomas G. Emerick is the President of Emerick Consulting, LLC and Host of Cracking Health Costs. Tom´s years with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Burger King Corporation, British Petroleum, and American Fidelity Assurance Company have provided an excellent blend of experience and contacts. His last position with Wal-Mart was Vice President, Global Benefit Design. Tom has served on a variety of employer coalitions and associations, including being on the board of the influential National Business Group on Health, the U. S. Chamber of Commerce Benefit Committee, and many others. Frequently in demand as a speaker for benefits and health care conferences, such as the internationally known World Health Care Congress, Tom´s topics include strategic health plan design, global health care challenges, health care economics, and evidence-based medicine.


All comments are moderated. Please allow at least 1-2 days for it to display.