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Offer Long-term Care Insurance Uncle Sam No Longer Has His Hand Out

July 1, 1997
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With the passage of new legislation, the burden for paying for long-term care has shifted from the government to individuals and their families. There are strong business reasons why companies need to step in as working Americans' partner-in-planning.
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Is There a Nurse in the Office

June 1, 1997
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In this age of downsizing and corporate cost-cutting, having an occupational health nurse on staff may seem frivolous. But, a consultant in occupational health and safety shows that having this internal asset makes dollars and sense.
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Forging Team Cooperation

May 1, 1997
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To make sure a department's work gets done, HR will need to encourage cooperation from [the ill employee's] team. Here are some useful tips:
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Honor Their Last Will -- When Terminally Ill Employees Choose To Work

May 1, 1997
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When an employee faces a terminal illness, share your compassion and resources as an informed manager. The employee's life may be limited, but one's contributions can be long-lasting. Work and plan together.
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The Loss Extends Beyond Life

May 1, 1997
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Real contributions are lost when people with illnesses are fired or even when they don’t get help navigating the benefits maze or don’t have the sense that they’re valued.
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What You Can Tell Your Employees To Do

May 1, 1997
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As a human resources manager, you may not be the first one to find out if an employee is terminally ill. But you certainly will need to know. Here's some useful advice.
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In His Own Voice Thoughts from an Employee with a Terminal Illness

May 1, 1997
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An employee with a life-threatening illness talks about how he would like to be treated at work.
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Exposé Unveils Health-care Cost Delusions

October 1, 1996
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Medical inflation rates may seem low, but don't be fooled. Shocking statistics reveal the true reasons for the good-looking numbers. Here's how to really control costs while getting better care.
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1996 Partnership Optimas Award ProfileBRHannaford Brothers Co

May 1, 1996
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When rising health-care costs imperiled profits, HR at Hannaford Brothers rounded up employers with similar concerns and created the Maine Health Management Coalition. The group has helped change health care delivery throughout the state.
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Emerging Trends for Managing AIDS in the Workplace

June 1, 1995
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Medical advances and legal statutes have broadened the work options of people with HIV and AIDS. Businesses must understand the implications and provide workers with that information.
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