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A New Beginning

January 14, 2013
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On Jan. 7, 2013, MediaTec Publishing Inc. bought Workforce from Crain Communications Inc. MediaTec's president, Norm Kamikow, provides his thoughts on the purchase.
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Specialty Drugs and the Cost Conundrum

January 3, 2013
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Steep prices of specialty drugs—such as Humira or Enbrel, which can cost more than $14,000 annually—are prompting employers to focus on managing the expense. But the question is how. “There are lots of cogs in this wheel and that complicates the management of these drugs,” says Cheryl Larson, vice president of the Midwest Business Group on Health.
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Coalition Cautions Employers to Weigh the Risks of Wellness Incentives

December 18, 2012
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The American Heart Association and American Cancer Society are among the groups providing guidance on how organizations can design outcomes-based incentives programs that don't discriminate against employees.
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Obamacare Carries On … What's Next?

November 20, 2012
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Leaving legal and political hurdles behind, employers still worry there's no clear-cut path to health care reform.
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Avoiding Pitfalls of Corporate Weight-Loss Programs

November 14, 2012
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Amid the proliferation of corporate weight-loss efforts, some researchers worry that well-intentioned initiatives can risk employee backlash. Sprint Nextel and O'Neal Steel leaders describe how they strive to marry motivation and results.
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Some Employers Are Becoming Flexible About Flexible Workplace Initiatives

November 9, 2012
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Weather events such as Hurricane Sandy and the havoc they wreak in the workplace are prompting more discussions about nontraditional ways to get work done. Compressed workweeks, job sharing and telecommuting are other options gaining buzz.
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Whirlpool Adds On-site Health Teams to Tackle Presenteeism

November 8, 2012
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One organization's data shows that health-related productivity losses cost U.S. employers $227 billion annually. Whirlpool officials are striving to reduce one component, called presenteeism, by providing employees with better mental and physical support at the work site.
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Obama Win Seen as Victory for Health Care Reform

November 7, 2012
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President Barack Obama's victory serves as a vindication for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, industry experts said soon after the president won re-election Nov. 6.
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There's No 'I' in 'Team'

October 30, 2012
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Companies are finding that team wellness challenges work better to create behavior change than individual incentives. But team challenges have their limits, too.
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Companies Aim to Improve Wellness of Telecommuting, Traveling Employees, Too

October 30, 2012
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Employers are tailoring wellness offerings to suit staffs that aren't in the office. Programs must be “highly timely, personalized and relevant,” an expert says.
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