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Here, Kitty, Kitty: Pet Insurance Benefit Picking Up

July 1, 2011
First introduced in 1982, insurance policies for pets have grown in popularity and are now offered by thousands of employers. It’s a benefit that costs nothing for employers, and requires little, if any, administration, while providing affordable group rates to employees.
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EAPs Boost Their Post-Recession Profile

November 11, 2010
As the recession recedes, some companies are repositioning their EAP programs, using them to better support wellness efforts and to offset mental health treatment costs. Caterpillar Inc. leaders are piloting a new analytic tool, designed to better quantify EAP’s influence on presenteeism, workplace stress and other work-related outcomes.
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Most Employers Arent Combating Workplace Stress

December 1, 2009
A report by Watson Wyatt Worldwide and the National Business Group on Health finds that while health and productivity management programs are keeping health care costs and absenteeism down, employers aren’t acting to relieve the stress of employees’ long hours and fear of job loss. Such stressors could affect productivity as companies try to bounce back from the recession.
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