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Special Report: The Shift From Specialization

April 10, 2014
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As the consumer changes from employer to employee, there’s a renewed interest in one health care vendor that does everything.
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Sinking Your Teeth Into Dental Benefits

April 8, 2014
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According to one dental benefits carrier, only 30 to 40 percent of employees use the benefits in their dental preferred provider organization network.
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Special Report: Life, Disability & the Pursuit of Benefits

March 6, 2014
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With health care and retirement taking priority in company benefit budgets, group life and disability plans are slowly shrinking from employer offerings.
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Employers Are Resizing Wellness Plans

February 11, 2014
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With a diverse employee base, one size doesn’t fit all for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
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On the Weight Watch

February 9, 2014
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Thomas Goetz watches over the intersection of health, consumerism, data, design and technology. It’s a road he hopes more employers travel.
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‘The Biggest Loser’ Winner Debate and What It Means for Wellness

February 6, 2014
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Continue dangling those healthy carrots if you must, but if you really want your wellness program to work, consider investing in some professional help, too.
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Helicopter Employer Approaching

January 7, 2014
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'Why do American employers act like helicopter parents when it comes to their employees’ health care?'
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Most Common 401(k) Retirement Plan Match Is Now Dollar-for-Dollar: Survey

January 6, 2014
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Successful plans are ones that help workers save enough, as opposed to 2011’s top response citing high participation rates, the survey shows.
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Affordable Care Act Accelerates Decline of Retiree Health Benefits

November 13, 2013
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One expert says that while retiree health benefits for new hires are becoming a thing of the past, longtime retirees are not likely to see any changes to their coverage.
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Transportation Benefits: The Road Still Less Traveled by Employers

October 7, 2013
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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Compensation Survey from March 2012, just 6 percent of civilian employees have access to subsidized commuting.


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