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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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Employers Resolve Retirement Stress With Investment Options Shift

August 14, 2012
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Target date funds and professional investment management services help employers and employees transition from outdated attitudes and methods to fund retirement.
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Hello, Doc? With Telemedicine, Medical Help Is Just a Phone Call Away

August 9, 2012
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Companies and employees are finding that the service offers benefits: Employers can cut health care costs, and workers can get issues addressed quicker. But telemedicine isn't a substitute for a face-to-face doctor visit. “It doesn't replace the times you need to see a doctor or you need to go to a hospital,” the CEO of the American Telemedicine Association says.
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Ohio State University Takes a Stand Against Sitting for Too Long

August 9, 2012
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Researchers have long advised that workers shouldn't sit too much because they say the inactivity can be a factor in such conditions as heart disease and cancer. The university is acting on the issue: Officials encourage standing at meetings, communicating face-to-face instead of by email and more.
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Is Patient Health Taking a Hit Under High-Deductible Plans?

August 1, 2012
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High-deductible health plans have been touted as a savvy behavioral tool to motivate enrollees to more closely scrutinize the price tag of imaging tests, brand-name drugs and more. But at what point does the hefty deductible discourage employees and their families from getting potential health problems checked out or treated?
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Women Facing 'Retirement Income Glass Ceiling'

July 31, 2012
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Savings totals are being crimped by lower wages and the time they've spent outside the workforce.
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Employers Are Caught Up in the Five Stages of Health Care Reform Ruling

July 20, 2012
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While many employers have achieved acceptance, a new survey shows they do not have a strategy for complying with the law's 2014 provisions. One 'sleeper' issue: Medicaid expansion.
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Program Helps Long-Term Disabled Workers Return to Work by Crossing Finish Line

July 17, 2012
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Insurance giant Cigna Corp. partners with a New York health organization to put long-term disabled workers on the track to good health and re-entry into the workforce.
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Companies Find Fruitful Results When Hiring Autistic Workers

July 16, 2012
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It's not a charity program, one executive cautions. And supervisor buy-in is crucial. But workers with autism can provide a dedicated, focused workforce in the right setting.
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Law Will Cut Defined Benefit Pension Contributions, but Increase PBGC Premiums

July 11, 2012
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Employers will continue to value plan liabilities based on interest rates on top-rated corporate bonds for three different segments, averaged over 24 months. Segments refer to when benefits are paid to participants.
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