Ford Motor Co. plans to cut out the middleman and go directly to health-care providers in some cases in the future, a source with the company’s health-care management department tells Ward’s. The auto maker estimates savings could reach 15% vs. current costs charged by insurance companies, and it also would allow Ford to monitor the quality of care employees are given. The source cites physical therapy as one of the key areas where Ford plans to negotiate with the care provider. A Ford ...

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