Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 1: Coverage for Your Parents

Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 1: Coverage for Your Parents

Health care perks in India extend to covering your aging parents' medical needs.

NursingLink and BusinessWeek

February 20, 2008


Cost-of-living rank (Bangalore): 134
Salary, BigWig (i.e., head of sales & marketing): $56,171
Salary, Underling (i.e., data-entry operator): $1,913
Projected average pay increase for 2008: 14.1%
Days off: 31

Local perk: CEOs might grumble about rising health-care costs for U.S. workers. But at least they don’t have to pay for employees’ aging parents, which is common for companies operating in India.

Rosaline Chow Koo, Mercer’s head of health and benefits consulting in Asia, says this is one reason health-care spending is rising swiftly: “It’s growing so much faster than wages that it’s become a hot issue.”

Next – Part Two: Hong Kong | Chinese Medicine

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