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The Last Word: 'Papa John,' Can You Spare a Dime for Health Care?

September 1, 2012
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Politics apparently has joined the menu—at least through November—alongside pepperoni and pineapple as a new pizza topping.
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More Workplaces Dig Farmers Markets to Cultivate Employee Health

August 17, 2012
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Although the exact number of workplace farmers markets is unclear, there's a bumper crop of such marketplaces nationwide, with more than 7,000 as of mid-2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.
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Direct Primary Care: Medicine for the Masses or an Unused Gym Membership?

August 17, 2012
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For less than $100 a month, direct primary care provides patients with unlimited doctor's visits for routine services. Critics question the plan's economic viability for healthy patients paying a monthly fee for services they don't always use.
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Cisco Systems Takes Telemedicine From Coast to Coast

August 9, 2012
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Using its own system, the California technology company takes care of employees at its headquarters and in North Carolina. In India, employees at four locations can access care through the Bangalore office.
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Employers Play Key Role in Educating Workers on Health Plan Choices

August 1, 2012
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'People who were confused about what was covered [outside of the deductible] were more likely to cut back on care,' one researcher says.
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Making the Business Case for Hiring Autistic Workers

July 16, 2012
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One advocate did a year's worth of homework before presenting the economic benefits to the board of her company.
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The Last Word: Health Care Reform's Hurry-Up Is Just Beginning

June 28, 2012
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To say health care reform is landmark, game-changing legislation that alters the way HR departments implement benefits is an understatement.
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Bankrolling Adult Kids Imperils Boomer Retirement

June 25, 2012
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Financial advisers worry that families don't realize how much they're spending on their grown children.
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A New Remedy Emerges for Spiraling Health Costs

June 22, 2012
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Accountable care organizations require payers—i.e., insurers—and health care providers to better coordinate care for members, especially those with the most medical needs, with the goal of improving cost trends and patient outcomes. Providers typically share in savings reaped from better coordinated care and lower costs, and they must meet and maintain quality standards.
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Picking a PBM for 2013

June 11, 2012
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Pharmacy benefit managers are third-party vendors that process prescriptions and are the middlemen between employers, pharmacies and drug manufacturers.
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