(Bloomberg) -- Ford Motor Co., the second-largest U.S. automaker, and the United Auto Workers union says they’re starting a pilot health care program for workers and retirees with the most needs, in a move they say could reduce costs.

The program will begin in Southeast Michigan with as many as 1,500 participants initially, representatives for Ford, the UAW and the union’s retiree health care trust told reporters this week at the company’s headquarters in Dearborn, Mich.. The pilot, which will target chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma, will be funded by Ford and the union trust.

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