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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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The Last Word: Quinoa Grains, Wellness and Us

September 12, 2013
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The workplace wellness trend is heading toward a patchwork of programs that miss the bigger point of a healthy culture.
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McDo’s and McDon’ts of Financial Education

September 12, 2013
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When it comes to employee communication — especially on a topic as complex as finances — there is no fast-food version that suffices.
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Employer Health Premium Costs Climb at a Slower Pace: Survey

August 23, 2013
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The Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2013 Employer Health Benefits Survey reveals employer-sponsored health insurance costs are rising at a slower pace than in the previous two years — a calm before the Affordable Care Act adoption.
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Medical Mythbusters Crack Back on Health Care Costs

August 14, 2013
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Bevy of so-called solutions to curbing costs are caught in the crossfire as authors debunk such fixes as wellness plans and predictive modeling formulas.


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