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Wondering About Wellness

June 30, 2014
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The debate regarding the cost and benefit — or lack of benefits — of wellness programs continues.
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Sleep Derailed

June 29, 2014
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Tired workers are nothing new, but you’re in dreamland if you think having a sleepy staff isn’t a big problem for your business.
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You Are Getting Sleepy ... Employees

June 29, 2014
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It seems clear that sleep could be the linchpin to achieving better wellness results.
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Delays and Disarray for Small-Business Health Exchanges

June 29, 2014
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Several states have shuttered their marketplaces because of technical problems.
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How Do We Get Our ESOP Plan Started?

June 17, 2014
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My company wants to start an employee stock ownership plan, or ESOP, that defines a vesting year as being an actively employed participant on Dec. 31 of that year and you credited with at least 1,000 hours of employment. Should this include regular hours, overtime hours, and PTO hours? What else might we need to consider?
— ESOP Fable, financial/insurance/real estate, Des Moines, Iowa

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Task Force: Health Plans Key to Cost, Quality

June 2, 2014
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Group members recommended that health plans should be the primary source of price information and urged them to use easy-to-understand formats.
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Hit the Road, Jack … and Try to Relax

June 2, 2014
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Employers offer vacation days and paid time off to urge employees to get out of the office so that they can relax. Despite the intent, it seems that the majority of employees aren't going places.
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Employers Failing to See Benefits of Vision Coverage

May 7, 2014
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However, a recent study found that eye doctors often are the first to identify signs of certain health problems.
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Investing in Employees to Invest in Health Care

May 6, 2014
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There seems to be an endless quest to get employees to care more about their benefits. Explaining their importance is becoming increasingly valuable.
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Depression Lurks Beneath Poor Health

May 6, 2014
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The link between depression and physical conditions like asthma or diabetes is often overlooked, adding to the ‘under the radar’ aspect of mental illness at work.
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