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Era of Affordable Health Care Costs May Be Coming to an End

December 1, 1998
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It will take the unwavering patience and skill of a physician to provide good, affordable care in the altered setting of the coming decade.
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HIPAA Online Resources

November 1, 1998
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Feeling overwhelmed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act? Here is a list of useful online resources to get you well on your way.
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Carrying the Weight of the HIPAA-potamus

November 1, 1998
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act may be one of the broadest -- if not overfed -- pieces of legislation passed in recent years. Yet enforcers are serious. Lift the burden by reviewing the basics.
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Supreme Court HIV Ruling Broadens Disability Definition

October 1, 1998
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that people who are HIV-infected are disabled. The court’s reasoning also expanded coverage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to employees who are having difficulty conceiving children--which has changed thi
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Pregnancy and Discrimination

September 4, 1998
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Pregnancy and Discrimination
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Will You Hire Lazarus

June 1, 1998
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Many organizations' LTD plans scare off skilled people from returning to work after serious illnesses. Here's information on how to fix the problem.
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Why Returning to Work After Battling AIDS Carries Special Baggage

June 1, 1998
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AIDS carries with it a certain stigma that other illnesses don’t carry, making it much more difficult for people who’ve fought AIDS, and lived to tell about it, to return to work. Employers can improve the chances for success.
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Health Care on the Home Front

March 1, 1998
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HR Professionals increasingly are adding home health-care to their benefit plans. Employees can get back to work faster after a disabling event, and HR lowers its overall health-care costs.
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Home Health-care How Well Are Your Employees Covered

March 1, 1998
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Home health-care services generally are rolled into a company’s overall health-insurance benefits package, but specific coverage can be negotiated. When you’re ready to renew your policy, ask these questions:
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Purchasing Health Care and Value

January 1, 1998
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Employers have traditionally relied on price alone when making health-care purchasing decisions. But new ways of defining and measuring quality are now making it possible for employers to assess how much they're actually getting for their money.
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