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Work-site Prenatal Programs Cut Costs

October 1, 1993
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Costs associated with complicated births compose the largest single component of employers' health-care expenses. Prenatal work-site programs that educate employees and assess their risks can save considerable money.
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How Small Employers Can Impact the Cost and Delivery of Health Care

September 1, 1993
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Smaller companies can impact the cost and delivery of care in their communities the same way that large employers do: by uniting and using their combined purchasing power to get the attention of the insurance and provider communities.
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Why Providers Favor Health-care Coalitions

September 1, 1993
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Providers are more willing to listen with open minds and to work more cooperatively with the purchasing community. They see that as much more palatable than having to deal with a mandated system.
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Teaming Up To Cut Health-care Costs

September 1, 1993
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HR executives are banding together in communities throughout the U.S. to form health-care coalitions. Through their combined purchasing power, these coalitions are changing the way that health care is purchased and delivered in this country.
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How HR Can Help Employees Stay Alert

August 1, 1993
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There are nine switches to control alertness. Once you know what the switches are, you can help employees turn them on and off.
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HR Is Solving Shift-work Problems

August 1, 1993
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Shift workers suffer from such problems as sleep deprivation and higher divorce rates. Companies that take these concerns seriously and help employees adapt to shift work have fewer accidents, lower turnover and higher productivity rates.
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Employees Exercise To Prevent Injuries

July 1, 1993
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In preparation for the physical work of their jobs, production employees at an Indiana carmaker receive physical conditioning that includes aerobic and stretching exercises.
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The Shaping of an Exercise Program

July 1, 1993
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Lafayette, Indiana-based Subaru-Isuzu (SIA) has take their exercise program through lots of planning, careful implementation and many revisions so that they could minimize workplace injuries, such as strained muscles and repetitive-motion injuries. The program has expanded to include aerobics and more-intensive general exercises.
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Managing Mental Health Costs Is a Balancing Act

March 1, 1993
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Following some basic managed-care guidelines can help you effectively balance employee mental-health-care needs with fiscal responsibility.
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