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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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Vulcan-like Ventures: Clamping Down on Health Care Costs the Mr. Spock Way

May 2, 2014
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To help workers live long and prosper, one expert believes employers should use logic when choosing health care coverage.
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Guardian Does It for the Kids: Acquires Dental Carrier Premier Access

April 10, 2014
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The deal, announced April 9, extends Guardian’s reach into the state-run Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program markets.
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Here Comes the Bride ... There Go the Spousal Health Benefits

April 9, 2014
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Forcing spouses onto their own employer’s plan creates challenges for families as they cope with the logistics and coverage differences.
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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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Another ACA Delay for Employers

April 1, 2014
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The latest delay gives employers more time to plan. Companies will have until Jan. 1, 2016, to determine if they must provide health insurance coverage.
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Take Care to Communicate Health Care Costs

March 10, 2014
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More employees are asking for personal guidance in choosing their benefits than ever before.
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Wellness Programs Should Offer Alternative to Exercise

March 4, 2014
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If unhealthy employees are bad for business, then I think it’s fair to argue an executive who plays ‘body police’ and essentially bullies employees into participating in a wellness program is bad for business, too.


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