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Chiropractic Care Blamed For Higher Workers' Comp Costs

November 26, 2003
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Medical costs are 17 percent to 21 percent higher in chiropractor-treated cases when considering the costs of complete medical treatment, including physical medicine, radiology, supplies and drugs.
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Prescription Management Seen Lacking As Costs Keep Rising

November 26, 2003
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Drug costs in workers comp programs have been rising by around 15% year after year and now make up nearly 10% of the total workers comp health care bill.
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Employers Give Workers Debit Cards to Access Benefit Dollars

November 25, 2003
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Companies are giving employees debit cards to access funds for flexible spending accounts, health reimbursement arrangements, transportation reimbursement plans and educational assistance programs. About 350,000 employees currently use debit cards from one vendor, MBI, and that number is expected to increase to more than a million by the first quarter of 2004.
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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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