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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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Some States Tag Health Care Procedures With Prices

September 12, 2013
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Massachusetts and New Hampshire were the only states to garner the highest “A” rating earlier this year in a report card on public tools issued by two nonprofit organizations.
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The Pulse on Health Care Pricing

September 11, 2013
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With prices of medical procedures fluctuating wildly, companies are putting costs under the microscope
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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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Top Athletes Are Top Priority for Wellness Incentives at Some Organizations

August 6, 2013
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With “über-athletes” among the workforce, one human resources director sought to engage these fitness superstars to champion wellness initiatives and motivate their colleagues.
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Health Care Costs Top Concerns for U.S. CFOs: Survey

August 2, 2013
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A recent survey highlights the concerns many executives feel about how the Affordable Care Act will impact a company's finances and the economy.
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My Benefits Manager Told Me, You Better ‘SHOP’ Around

July 22, 2013
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How the small-business health exchanges, called Small Business Health Options Program, also known as ‘SHOP,’ perform may provide large employers a glimpse of what’s to come.
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Employers Get a Little Breathing Room With Postponement of Employer Mandate

July 3, 2013
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A lack of guidance from the federal agencies responsible for implementing health care reform has been a chief complaint among employers.
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Classification of Obesity as a Disease Has Huge Employment Law Implications

June 20, 2013
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Conventional wisdom has been that normal, run-of-the-mill obesity, unlinked to an underlying medical condition such as diabetes, is not a disability protected from discrimination by the Americans with Disabilities Act. This decision by the AMA, however, will likely flip that conventional wisdom on its head.
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