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New Rules for Flexible Spending Accounts Are Likely to Increase Usage

November 25, 2003
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The IRS rule allows employees to use pre-tax dollars for over-the-counter medications. But it won't let them write off dandruff shampoo or mouthwash.
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Without Health System Pain, There Won't Be Gain

November 6, 2003
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How can the health-care crisis be solved when no one is willing to sacrifice a cent or a service to benefit everyone?
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The Battle Over Benefits

November 6, 2003
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The cost of health care is strangling companies, prompting strikes and leaving an increasing number of Americans without any coverage at all. Some companies are coping, but experts fear that a sick system will have to come close to collapse before there is reform.
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Living in La-La Land

October 30, 2003
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The grocery workers have an enviable package--calling it a Cadillac is an understatement.
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The Fight Against Fat Goes on the Offensive in the Workplace

October 3, 2003
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By one estimate, obesity-related conditions cost organizations $12 billion a year. Companies are putting diet and exercise plans in place to combat the trend.
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Textron Turns to Consumer-Driven Health Care

September 18, 2003
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The company says "the typical solutions of decreasing benefits and increasing premiums were unacceptable."
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Rx Toolbox

September 18, 2003
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A short description of how tiered plans and cost-sharing work.
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Incentives Stabilize Health Care Costs

September 18, 2003
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Hoffman has seen a 40 percent decrease in the risk for hypertension.
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On-Site Clinic Saves Company $400,000

September 18, 2003
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HR manager Tim Markus says "having a clinic at work removes all the excuses for not taking care of themselves."
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