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Get Healthier or Pay Up

October 24, 2012
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That's the approach some new wellness ventures and employers are embracing to inspire employees to kick bad habits.
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Benefit Tech Tools Aim to Turn Employees Into Smart Shoppers

October 19, 2012
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Health care consumerism—a movement to empower employees with information to help them choose plans, providers and treatments—is giving rise to online decision-support tools that assess the best benefit plan for their needs.
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From Pension to Payout: Employers Are Liking Lump Sums

October 16, 2012
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When defined benefit plan participants take a lump sum, they move out of the plan. That means plan sponsors that cash out participants have a smaller plan with tighter variables—including contribution rates.
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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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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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Tech Firms Pony Up Pay for Top Gen Y Workers

September 20, 2012
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A new survey reveals average salaries for millennials are topping $90,000 at some technology firms, although pay for the typical younger employees were far less, with average salaries at $39,700.
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Consultancies Are Eager to Enter Private Health Exchanges

September 18, 2012
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For employers, an exchange ideally will expand health benefits choice for workers while holding down their health costs, advocates for the concept say.
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Health Care: A Real Fixer-Upper

August 30, 2012
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Employers are helping to rebuild the health care system with a do-it-yourself approach that takes picking the right tool. The new options include value-based design, workplace clinics and direct primary care.
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