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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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TOOL A Workplace Wellness Checklist

September 18, 2003
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A list of questions to ask yourself about the effectiveness of your wellness program. It includes measuring how comprehensively you evaluate the program; looking at how much support you get from the CEO; and how well you inform your workforce about the program.
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Consumer-Driven Health Plan Design Imperatives

September 18, 2003
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A carefully designed plan can save 20 percent the first year.
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Random Cuts Can Endanger Performances

September 18, 2003
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A Watson Wyatt rep says not to ask for employees' input.
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IGT When Salary Cuts Are Not an Option

September 18, 2003
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VP Randy Kimer says cutting benefits is "distasteful."
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Changes in Behavioral Benefits

September 18, 2003
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Find out what's changed since the advent of antidepressants and managed care.
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The Mindfield of Depression

August 29, 2003
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Almost everyone agrees that depression is a disease that endangers millions of lives and livelihoods. It also costs businesses billions of dollars each year. But what should business do about its treatment? That's where the arguments begin. One approach favors "talk therapy" and medication with antidepressants, while the other relies on treatment that's more pharmaceutical than psychiatric. Plus: Declining coverage for behavioral health.
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