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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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<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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