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Sinking Your Teeth Into Dental Benefits

April 8, 2014
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According to one dental benefits carrier, only 30 to 40 percent of employees use the benefits in their dental preferred provider organization network.
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The Last Word: Tossed Salad Insults

April 7, 2014
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Kidding a colleague who opts for a salad over a sloppy joe — even if it’s all in good-natured fun — is still in bad taste.
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Another ACA Delay for Employers

April 1, 2014
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The latest delay gives employers more time to plan. Companies will have until Jan. 1, 2016, to determine if they must provide health insurance coverage.
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Lactation at Work Requires Reasonableness on Both Sides

March 19, 2014
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Conflict resolution requires a give-and-take, not a give-and-give – not only in dealing with the unique needs of lactating employees, but in resolving all conflict within the workplace.
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Chaplains Answer Workers’ Prayers for Guidance

March 11, 2014
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While employee assistance programs help connect workers with spiritual counselors, some companies see value in a corporate chaplain.


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Inside, Outside Examination of Hiring in Health Care

March 11, 2014
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According to a survey, the health care industry is not only is pursuing its new leadership from outside its walls, but also beyond the industry itself.
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Wellness Program Success? It's a Long Shot

March 10, 2014
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Only savvy employers with a commitment to thoughtful, clear and open communication will be able to launch and maintain a successful wellness program.
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Wellness Programs Should Offer Alternative to Exercise

March 4, 2014
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If unhealthy employees are bad for business, then I think it’s fair to argue an executive who plays ‘body police’ and essentially bullies employees into participating in a wellness program is bad for business, too.


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Employers Are Resizing Wellness Plans

February 11, 2014
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With a diverse employee base, one size doesn’t fit all for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
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Don’t Let Wellness Panels Grow Fat and Lazy: Experts

February 11, 2014
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While the tendency is to recruit and keep the most qualified committee members, some say companies need to limit how long those members stay on board.
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