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Back, Tummy, Skin: Protect Them or Else

July 1, 2014
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that U.S. businesses lose an average of 2.8 million workdays each year because of unplanned absences, costing employers more than $74 billion.
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Sleep Derailed

June 29, 2014
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Tired workers are nothing new, but you’re in dreamland if you think having a sleepy staff isn’t a big problem for your business.
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You Are Getting Sleepy ... Employees

June 29, 2014
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It seems clear that sleep could be the linchpin to achieving better wellness results.
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Wellness Investments Rise but Results Remain in Question

June 25, 2014
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More employers are deploying wellness programs but implementation and effectiveness remain elusive.


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Home in the Range: Health Care Retirement Costs as Much as a House

June 3, 2014
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A recent study indicated that 48 percent of respondents believe they will need $50,000 to pay for individual health care costs in retirement, but the true cost is estimated at four times that amount.
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Interview With Dr. Elizabeth Klodas: Nutrition in a Nutshell

June 2, 2014
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About half of large employers offer wellness programs hoping to reduce health care costs and improve worker health. Yet results are a mixed bag.


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Wellness: The Next Frontier

June 2, 2014
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There’s no “one-size-fits-all” wellness program for all employers. Sure, this week it’s watch your fat intake and don’t smoke, but those aphorisms do not a wellness program make.
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Task Force: Health Plans Key to Cost, Quality

June 2, 2014
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Group members recommended that health plans should be the primary source of price information and urged them to use easy-to-understand formats.
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Health Exchange Rate Begins to Grow

May 7, 2014
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The big potential growth of private health exchanges has lured other major benefits consulting firms into the market.
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Companies on Affordable Care Act: Don’t Let Me See Your ‘Sledgehammer’

May 5, 2014
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Let there be no doubt about it, as Affordable Care Act compliance draws near, organizations without ACA systems in place could be on the hook for costly penalties.
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