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Do You Know What to Do When Severe Weather Strikes Your Workplace? #Sandy

October 29, 2012
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Do you know what to do with your workers when a weather event such as Sandy aims for your workplace?
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Most Employers to Continue Offering Health Benefits: Survey

October 25, 2012
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Out of 111 Midwestern employers surveyed in August, only 8 percent said they intend to drop health care coverage for active employees in 2018, when the last of the federal health care reform act's provisions are expected to take effect, according to the Chicago-based business group's report.
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Health, Safety Lapses in Lab Tied to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

October 24, 2012
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Investigators found “serious health and safety deficiencies” at the compound pharmaceutical lab tied to the fungal meningitis outbreak, according to a preliminary report released Oct. 22.
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Employer-Sponsored Health Benefits for Retirees Dying Out

October 24, 2012
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Data from the Employee Benefits Research Institute showed that in 1997, 10.2 percent of private-sector employers provided health insurance to Medicare-eligible retirees and that 11.3 percent provided such coverage to early retirees. As of last year, those numbers fell to 6.1 percent and 6.7 percent respectively.
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Integrating Wellness Programs With Incentives

October 24, 2012
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A company that sees itself as a 'universal remote' for wellness programs aims to help employers and their workforces see all of a program's offerings in one place.
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Verizon Buys Group Annuity and Sheds $7.5 Billion in Pension Liabilities

October 23, 2012
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New York-based Verizon became the second major employer in recent months to announce such a pension plan risk-reduction strategy.
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Expedia Constructing Work-Site Clinic at Headquarters

October 22, 2012
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The clinic is being constructed by Qliance Medical Management Inc., a Seattle-based health care firm that contracts with employers to provide primary care to employees and their dependents through its network of clinics.
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New York Appeals Court Declares Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional

October 19, 2012
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In a 2-1 ruling handed down Oct. 18, the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the Defense of Marriage Act unfairly prevents same-sex couples from enjoying economic benefits afforded to heterosexual couples, including the right to file joint federal tax returns or collect a spouse's Social Security after death.
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David Wray Interview: Ready for Retirement

October 11, 2012
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As part of our 90th anniversary, Workforce is talking to some of the people and organizations that helped influence today's workplace. In this installment, writer Patty Kujawa speaks with David Wray, the retired president of the Plan Sponsor Council of America, on his thoughts about the evolution of defined contribution plans.
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Dentist's Orders

October 5, 2012
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My dentist argues people need a day off midweek to stay healthy and fresh. She may be right.
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