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Employment-Based Coverage Fell Sharply During Great Recession: Analysis

December 16, 2011
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The drop in employment-based coverage is directly linked to the slump in the economy, according to the analysis, which is based on U.S. Census Bureau data.
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Mercer: Group Health Care Costs Climb 6.1 Percent as Cost per Employee Tops $10K

November 17, 2011
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Amid steadily rising costs, employers, especially larger organizations, continue to take action to try to hold down cost increases to more manageable levels, according to the Mercer survey.
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Half of Working Women Who Gave Birth did not Receive Paid Maternity Leave: Census

November 11, 2011
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Two-thirds of women who were given maternity leave were able to return to work within a year of their first pregnancy, according to the U.S. Census Bureau in Washington.
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Feds Say 1 Million Young Adults Gain Health Insurance

September 21, 2011
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A 3.5 percentage-point increase over last year represents 1 million additional young adults with insurance, the Department of Health and Human Services said in releasing results from a survey by the National Center for Health Statistics, an HHS unit.
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Some Employers Are Thinking Outside the Benefits Box

December 10, 2010
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At some companies, benefits sweeteners can extend beyond health and dental in an effort to better retain employees even after the job market improves. Some of the less-routine perks include pet insurance, elder care, free personal trainers and a $500 allowance toward a commuter bike purchase.
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Making Room for Nursing Mothers

January 29, 2007
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The number of companies providing private “lactation rooms” is on the rise.
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