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<i>Optimas Award</i> Innovation Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

July 1, 2003
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SRA International's Nurse Advocacy Program, winner of the Optimas Award for innovation, has dramatically reduced its insurance premiums and lost work time from illness and injury. Along the way, the company found another benefit--a happier, more loyal, more productive workforce.
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TOOL Fatigue Management Programs

May 22, 2003
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A large body of examples of how organizations have modified hours, conducted training, and altered their facilities to reduce fatigue.
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Q and A About Consumer-Driven Health Care

March 27, 2003
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Consumer-driven health care expert Sander Domaszewicz answers questions from Workforce members.
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The Cutting Edge of Benefit-Cost Control

February 27, 2003
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Benefit costs are ripping a hole in the bottom line, and many employers don't see a way out. But some executives find they can still achieve significant savings.
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Driving Savings with Consumer-Driven Health Care

January 30, 2003
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The plans include a variety of models designed to compel employees to take a more aggressive role in their health-care purchasing decisions. The idea is to make buying health care more like buying a car.
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Finding the Cure for Pharmacy Costs

December 30, 2002
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Prescription drugs account for 15 percent of an employer's health-care expenditures and are growing faster than any other area. Plan design, pharmacy-benefit managers and tiered plans all play a role in cost control.
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Health Information Must Stay Private

December 30, 2002
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In April, HIPAA's privacy rules go into effect. If your company isn't well on its way to compliance, HR will have to jump-start the effort.
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Proactive Policies Can Keep Older Workers on Job Longer

November 28, 2002
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Traditional “return to work” programs provide a good foundation, but HR should be more forward-thinking in designing policies aimed at training and retaining seniors.
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Selling Wellness to High-Risk Workers

November 28, 2002
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Ten percent of employers consume the vast amount of health-care costs. But there are effective ways to get employees to improve their own health.
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Disease Management

October 28, 2002
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Disease-management programs are expanding their reach, going beyond the basics like high blood pressure and moving into degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease, as well as hemophilia, multiple sclerosis, and cystic fibrosis.
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