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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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Seven Ways HR Can Help with Viatical Settlements

January 1, 1993
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A person facing terminal illness, in a sense, is someone thrown into premature retirement and who needs to consider current and future expenses. Here are a few things to consider when counseling a terminally ill employee.
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Benefits Leverage Hiring and Retention Efforts

November 1, 1992
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Starbucks Coffe Co. offers benefits ranging from health insurance to stock ownership to part-time employees—and values the investment.
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1992 Innovation Optimas Award ProfileBRCampbell Soup Co

May 1, 1992
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To help cut health-care costs while giving employees in rural areas access to top-notch care, Campbell created a primary care network (PCN) that revolutionized heath-care delivery.
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