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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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A Family Friendly Backlash

July 31, 2003
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Resentment festers if employees believe that flexible-work programs are only for parents.
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A Broker Wins Thanks From Firefighters

July 31, 2003
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Richard Travers handled benefits for uniformed firefighters in the wake of 9/11.
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Consumer-Driven Health Plans Drive Significant Skepticism

July 1, 2003
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Consumer-driven health plans are creating many doubts for both employers and employees. Among the reasons for skepticism: employees’ lack of desire to learn about their plans, the effect on older workers, and trouble finding and analyzing the health information available.
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