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Compensation Plan Helps Insurance Firm Cash In

June 7, 2012
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The practices can be time-consuming and arduous to implement, but the time taken to focus on talent management has paid off in ConnectiCare's overall success, an executive says.
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Apps for Social Wellness Programs

June 4, 2012
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If you're considering launching a social wellness program, get ready to sort through an ever-growing list of services and applicatiions.
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Starting a Social Wellness Program

June 3, 2012
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Social wellness tools won't do much if you don't establish objectives and a time frame for meeting them, says Jennifer Benz, a San Francisco-based employee wellness communications consultant.
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Wellness Isn't Such a Foreign Concept to American Express Employees Overseas

May 16, 2012
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The New York-based financial-services company has taken on such issues as food safety and prenatal care as part of a broader global wellness effort it launched in 2009.
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Test:Stir in Your Own Ingredients to Create the Best Virtual Culture Recipe

May 7, 2012
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Consultant Mary Sobon says these ingredients are key to a healthy corporate culture with large populations of virtual employees.
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Test:The Rise and Fall of Employer-Sponsored Pension Plans

May 7, 2012
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To celebrate Workforce Management's 90th anniversary, we're running a series of articles looking at important workforce-related issues with a then-and-now theme. This installment examines the history of employer-sponsored pension (defined benefit) plans with a focus on the turbulent 1930s, what's happening with those plans today, and what the future of employer-sponsored retirement looks like. Next month, we look at the 1940s and the return of veterans into the workforce.
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Dodge Ball Anyone? When Work Becomes a 15-Minute Playground

April 6, 2012
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Recess at work programs are becoming an important element in an overall employee wellness package. ‘When you talk to people about wellness, it's not really that fun. But when you talk to them about recess, nobody is going to say it wasn't one of their favorite times of the day as a kid,' says one executive.
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Self-Thought: Companies Ponder Bringing Insurance In-House

April 3, 2012
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The most significant advantage that self-funded plans offer to employers is access to medical claims data, something insurance companies typically do not share with employers, says George Pantos, executive director of the Healthcare Performance Management Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.
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Consumerism Coming to Companies' Health Care Plans

March 13, 2012
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Large employers at the annual National Business Group on Health conference held last week grappled with uncertainty around health care, but one thing was clear: Employees will be asked to do more to keep costs down by staying healthy and becoming savvier consumers.
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