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New-Look Health Risk Assessments Employ a Social Strategy

February 20, 2013
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One company is enticing insurers by blending the traditional HRA with social networking, mobile technology, games and behavioral psychology.
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Cancer Poses a Growing Challenge to Employers

February 14, 2013
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Care for cancer patients costs employers an estimated $264 billion a year in health care costs and lost productivity, although cancer strikes just 1.6 percent of the workforce.
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Working in Candy Land

February 14, 2013
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Bowls of sweets may be filled with the best of intentions, but it can take a vat full of self-restraint to keep from eating that second, third or even fourth peanut butter cup.
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Pre-existing Perspective: New York Court Rules Against Reimbursing Employer

February 11, 2013
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A New York Appellate court ruled that an injured worker's diabetes and obesity do not qualify as pre-existing conditions.
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Business Group Pushes for Health Prices

February 4, 2013
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With more employees enrolling in high-deductible health plans, a nonprofit business group endeavors to pull back the curtain on health costs. In a statement, the Catalyst for Payment Reform pushes for not only more information but also better cost-calculating tools for consumers.
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Education Is Key to an Ergonomically Sound Workplace

January 25, 2013
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Emphasizing ergonomic workspaces can lead to a healthier workforce, lower costs and a stronger business overall.
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Valuing Value: California Mines New Health Coverage Plan Concepts

January 18, 2013
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SeeChange Health and Blue Shield of California are two San Francisco insurance companies that are stepping up efforts to market value-based insurance design plans to large employers.
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HHS Gives $1.5 Billion in Grants to 11 States to Set Up Health Exchanges

January 17, 2013
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said it is giving $1.5 billion in grants to 11 states to launch or further develop health insurance exchanges. Those states are California, Delaware, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon and Vermont.
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Flu Taking Advisers—and Clients—Down 'Like Soldiers'

January 16, 2013
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The Centers for Disease Control said that this year's flu season, which ramped up earlier than usual and could go on through March, is the worst outbreak in a decade.
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