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Companies on Affordable Care Act: Don’t Let Me See Your ‘Sledgehammer’

May 5, 2014
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Let there be no doubt about it, as Affordable Care Act compliance draws near, organizations without ACA systems in place could be on the hook for costly penalties.
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Friends Will Benefit Your Company

May 5, 2014
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Perhaps you should implement and promote programs that are more social in nature. Your employees — and your company — can get by with a little help from their friends.
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Guardian Does It for the Kids: Acquires Dental Carrier Premier Access

April 10, 2014
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The deal, announced April 9, extends Guardian’s reach into the state-run Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program markets.
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Here Comes the Bride ... There Go the Spousal Health Benefits

April 9, 2014
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Forcing spouses onto their own employer’s plan creates challenges for families as they cope with the logistics and coverage differences.
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Boomer Esiason's Criticism of Paternity Leave Is Off-Base

April 4, 2014
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The former NFL quarterback shouldn't have criticized the New York Mets' Daniel Murphy on the radio for taking time off from the season to witness the birth of his son.
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Another ACA Delay for Employers

April 1, 2014
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The latest delay gives employers more time to plan. Companies will have until Jan. 1, 2016, to determine if they must provide health insurance coverage.
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Chaplains Answer Workers’ Prayers for Guidance

March 11, 2014
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While employee assistance programs help connect workers with spiritual counselors, some companies see value in a corporate chaplain.


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Wellness Program Success? It's a Long Shot

March 10, 2014
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Only savvy employers with a commitment to thoughtful, clear and open communication will be able to launch and maintain a successful wellness program.
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Take Care to Communicate Health Care Costs

March 10, 2014
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More employees are asking for personal guidance in choosing their benefits than ever before.
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Wellness Programs Should Offer Alternative to Exercise

March 4, 2014
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If unhealthy employees are bad for business, then I think it’s fair to argue an executive who plays ‘body police’ and essentially bullies employees into participating in a wellness program is bad for business, too.


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