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Employer-Sponsored Health Benefits for Retirees Dying Out

October 24, 2012
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Data from the Employee Benefits Research Institute showed that in 1997, 10.2 percent of private-sector employers provided health insurance to Medicare-eligible retirees and that 11.3 percent provided such coverage to early retirees. As of last year, those numbers fell to 6.1 percent and 6.7 percent respectively.
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A Perk the Boss Can't Afford

October 22, 2012
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New York City wants to give small business workers paid time off—a benefit some of their employers can rarely take.
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Happy Holiday: More Executives Are Taking Vacation

October 9, 2012
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Completely unplugging from the office is still a challenge, although about 50 percent of CFOs in a recent survey said they didn't check in while checked out.
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Specialty Drugs Appearing as the Next Wave of Health Care Costs

September 28, 2012
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The Midwest Business Group on Health and other organizations aim to educate employers about the cost of biologics, which treat serious illnesses such as cancer. Their cost is expected to rise to 40 percent of employers' total drug costs by 2017.
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Archer Daniels Midland Joins Growing Ranks of Employers Offering Pension Lump Sums

September 26, 2012
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Archer Daniels Midland Co. has disclosed that it will offer between 7,000 and 7,500 former employees who are eligible for but not yet receiving monthly pension benefits the opportunity to convert their future annuities to a lump-sum benefit.
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Employers Developing Reliance on Direct Primary Care Providers Like Qliance

September 23, 2012
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Health care reform is opening the door to companies like Washington state's Qliance, which offers unlimited access to primary care for a monthly fee.
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It's Not All Coffee and Computers as Health Care Innovation Thrives in Washington State

September 23, 2012
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The medical-homes concept, direct primary care firms and a university that produces some of the nation's best physicians help bolster Washington's position as a health care leader.
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Tracking True Cost of Lost Productivity Remains a Challenge

September 17, 2012
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Large, sophisticated employers are struggling to track and measure how much the lost productivity resulting from employee absences and presenteeism costs their companies.
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'Mindfulness' Is Being Incorporated Into Employer Strategies to Combat Multitasking

September 6, 2012
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Research shows multitasking at work costs companies billions of dollars a year in lost productivity. A growing mindfulness training industry hopes to remedy that by offering workplace instruction in the ancient principles of mindfulness.
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