How Well Do You Know Healthcare?

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Healthcare Quizzes & Trivia

Every year, healthcare is an issue that tugs at the minds--and wallets--of SEIU 503 members. Our premiums go up, yet the amount we pay out-of-pocket also rises. It leaves many of us wondering: where is all that money going? How much do you know about our healthcare? Take the quiz and find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Since 2001, healthcare costs under PEBB have increased...
    • A. 

      At less than the rate of inflation

    • B. 

      At about the same as the rate of inflation

    • C. 

      Three times the rate of inflation

    • D. 

      Five times the rate of inflation

  • 2. 
    Healthcare costs account for _____% of state workers' average total compensation.
    • A. 

      12%

    • B. 

      18%

    • C. 

      23%

    • D. 

      31%

  • 3. 
    According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, _____% of healthcare expenditures nationally are the result of waste (unnecessary procedures, fraud, excessive administrative costs, etc.).
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      12%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      30%

  • 4. 
    Of the amount of money that's spent on medical waste, _____ is due to practices that may actually make people sicker.
    • A. 

      One-tenth

    • B. 

      One quarter

    • C. 

      More than a quarter, less than half

    • D. 

      More than half

  • 5. 
    What steps could be taken to get PEBB healthcare costs under control? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Unions and allies could produce research on PEBB providers to show which are efficient high performers, and which providers waste money through various inefficiencies.

    • B. 

      Plans could raise their premiums, and the state could pass those costs on to state employees through higher premium shares, deductibles, and co-pays.

    • C. 

      Employers could ensure that workplaces are healthy, including reducing workplace stress, and allowing employees to utilize flex time to meet their personal health goals.

    • D. 

      Workers could do more to manage their own health through exercise, a healthy diet, and other good habits.

  • 6. 
    If a person works in a highly stressful environment, how much more likely are they to have a heart attack than someone who works in a low- or moderate-stress environment?
    • A. 

      No more likely.

    • B. 

      10% more likely.

    • C. 

      23% more likely.

    • D. 

      38% more likely.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following health conditions have been tied to highly stressful work environments? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Obesity

    • B. 

      Chronic headaches/migraines

    • C. 

      Heart disease

    • D. 

      Ulcers

  • 8. 
    In a recent survey of 503 members, addressing which workplace health issue is members' top priority?
    • A. 

      Lack of healthy food options

    • B. 

      Workplace stress

    • C. 

      Ergonomic concerns

    • D. 

      Building health (mold, clean air/water, pest infestations, etc)

  • 9. 
    What percentage of 503 members surveyed reported that they suffer health problems due to a stressful work environment?
    • A. 

      One-tenth

    • B. 

      One quarter

    • C. 

      More than a quarter, less than half

    • D. 

      More than half

  • 10. 
    Tell us your story! How healthy is your workplace? Is your stress level relatively low, or are you and your colleagues constantly overwhelmed? Have the conditions in your worksite led to short- or long-term health issues? Share your story with us, and help our campaign grow!