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Preparing for Ebola: Plan, Don’t Panic

November 24, 2014
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The Ebola virus has found its way into the United States, but canceled business trips and forced quarantines are knee-jerk responses that do little to protect employees and can put employers at legal risk, experts say.  


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The Last Word: The Magnificent Miles

November 23, 2014
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Inspiration often comes at the oddest moments and in the strangest of places.


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Data Holds Plan Design, Wellness Answers

November 23, 2014
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The analysis of claims data provides the greatest ability for an employer to have an effect on health care costs and employee health.


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Aetna to Acquire bswift for $400 Million

November 3, 2014
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The move could be the initial foray of large insurers that see the growing importance of HR and benefits technology and software firms in the health care space.
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Ohio Considers Paid Leave for Quarantined Employees

November 3, 2014
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Employers need to be flexible with employees who have potentially been exposed to Ebola or other dangerous infectious diseases.
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By the Numbers: November 2014

November 1, 2014
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In sickness and in health; keeping workers healthy; foodie's guide to foods for the flu.
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EEOC Files Historic, Challenges Biometric Testing by Employers

October 30, 2014
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Although Obamacare allows employers to conduct biometric tests, the EEOC says such tests violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
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Hold Your Breath No Longer — Good News From the Tobacco Industry

October 29, 2014
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The news that Reynolds American, one of the largest U.S. tobacco companies, has decided to ban cigarette smoking in its offices is a breath of fresh air.
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‘Vaping’ Decision Up in the Air, but Some Fuming About Potential e-Cigarette Regulation

October 29, 2014
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As the popularity of e-cigarettes continues to grow, there’s still no definitive ruling on the safety and proper regulation of the tobacco-free alternative. It’s up to employers to fill in the gaps.


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Private Exchanges Reflect Demand for Voluntary Benefits

October 28, 2014
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Supplemental health products, like hospital indemnity and critical insurance plans, have been growing in popularity as out-of-pocket medical costs increase for many employees. 


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