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Caesars Betting Onsite Pharmacy Will Yield Savings

May 13, 2004
The company's prescription drug-related costs totaled $32 million last year. VP Gary Earl says that instead of focusing on cutting benefits, the company is opening up a pharmacy at its hotels in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.
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Alternative Practices Haven't Faced the Test

May 4, 2004
The argument for integrating such alternative health services as chiropractic and massage therapy into mainstream coverage is that they will reduce escalating costs by providing cheaper services with better results. But it's unclear whether these treatments can truly reduce costs. Large-scale studies have yet to be conducted.
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Managing Health Costs Four Case Studies

April 26, 2004
Fall River Group brought down health-care premiums by persuading employees to share in increased co-pays. Highsmith offered financial incentives to employees who participated in wellness programs. Nexen used consumer-driven health care. Union Pacific is addressing smoking.
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More Care, Less Cost

March 1, 2004
Disease management today encompasses treatment of the whole person, with all the challenges and conditions that might be part of her life. Chronic illnesses receive as much attention as illness-prevention services. And get ready for significant savings---an ROI exceeding 4 to 1, according to one study.
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Employers Give Workers Debit Cards to Access Benefit Dollars

November 25, 2003
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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