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For Some Companies, Portable Pension Plans Aren't Practical

July 1, 1993
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Portable pensions aren't for all companies. Like any new trend, they fit in well at some companies and don't work well at others.
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Pensions A Glossary of Terms

July 1, 1993
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A few definitions on commonly used pension terms.
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How HR Is Making Pensions Portable

July 1, 1993
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As employees become more mobile, HR professionals realize that pension plans rewarding long-term service aren't advantageous. That's why companies that want to attract a work force for the future are making their pension plans portable.
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Self-insurance Drug Cards Provide Greatest Flexibility

May 1, 1993
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With the continuing introduction of new, expensive medications requires prudent limits on employers' exposure or their inclusion in specific and aggregate insurance. Your company should be able to design a drug card to fit your needs and goals. Here are some things your program should do.
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First ChicagoFirst on the Block with Integrated Health Data

April 1, 1993
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First Chicago created what is believed to be the first comprehensive integrated health data management system in the country.
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Use Facts, Not Probability, To Design Benefits

April 1, 1993
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Some companies are finding that by integrating health data and employee data, they can analyze, evaluate and manage health-care benefits more effectively.
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Managing Mental Health Costs Is a Balancing Act

March 1, 1993
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Following some basic managed-care guidelines can help you effectively balance employee mental-health-care needs with fiscal responsibility.
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Benefits Program Helps Retain Frontline Workers

February 1, 1993
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Manor Care has developed a benefits program that rewards for length of service and reduces the financial burden on lower-paid employees.
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Financial Help for Terminally Ill

January 1, 1993
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Terminally ill employees are seeking the help of HR in taking advantage of viatical settlements, which enable people to sell their life insurance policies for cash. Here's what you should know.
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