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Private Exchange Evaluation Collaborative Launched to Give Open Look Into Private Exchanges

January 5, 2014
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Group launched the collaborative to give employers information on products offered by health insurance exchanges.
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It’s a Benefits Bonanza at Principal Financial’s 10 Best List

December 19, 2013
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Competitive salaries with specialty perks translate into low turnover rates, according to Principal Financial Group’s 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security.
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Preparing Now for ACA Compliance in 2015

December 11, 2013
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Get through open enrollment this year, and begin the process of reviewing your organization’s strategic and compliance plans for the ACA come 2015.
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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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How to Build a Healthy Website, Power Plant, Spacecraft or Workplace

October 29, 2013
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It’s hard to believe that no one raised warnings about obvious design and operability concerns. They were too profound and widespread for that not to have happened.
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Sweat Equity: Working Out Workout Programs at Work

October 17, 2013
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According to Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s 2012 HR/Benefits Pulse Survey on Wellness, 41 percent of midsize companies and 53 percent of large companies offer exercise programs as part of their overall employee wellness program.
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Metabolic Methods: Aetna Says Incentives Improved Worker Health

October 15, 2013
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As cases of metabolic syndrome spike nationally, the insurer is seeing a decline after three years of the program.
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The Pill Game

October 10, 2013
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PBMs are the unknown middlemen who help lower drug prices, but the industry is dogged by criticism, including lack of transparency.
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Al Lewis: The Wellness Warrior

October 10, 2013
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Al Lewis touted disease-management programs; now he thinks they’re diseased. Does he have the cure or is he just the cough that won’t go away?
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Is Work Making Workers Sick?

October 4, 2013
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Stress-related health problems in the workplace continue to be the most commonly reported among employees, and more employers are addressing these issues through preventive wellness initiatives.
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