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As Companies Get Wiser on Wellness Programs, Workers Get Healthier and Wealthier

September 18, 2013
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Says one expert: ‘It’s not just having a wellness program but rather saying that, “We are wellness.” ’
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The Last Word: Quinoa Grains, Wellness and Us

September 12, 2013
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The workplace wellness trend is heading toward a patchwork of programs that miss the bigger point of a healthy culture.
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Some States Tag Health Care Procedures With Prices

September 12, 2013
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Massachusetts and New Hampshire were the only states to garner the highest “A” rating earlier this year in a report card on public tools issued by two nonprofit organizations.
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Employer Health Premium Costs Climb at a Slower Pace: Survey

August 23, 2013
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The Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2013 Employer Health Benefits Survey reveals employer-sponsored health insurance costs are rising at a slower pace than in the previous two years — a calm before the Affordable Care Act adoption.
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Medical Mythbusters Crack Back on Health Care Costs

August 14, 2013
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Bevy of so-called solutions to curbing costs are caught in the crossfire as authors debunk such fixes as wellness plans and predictive modeling formulas.


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Top Athletes Are Top Priority for Wellness Incentives at Some Organizations

August 6, 2013
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With “über-athletes” among the workforce, one human resources director sought to engage these fitness superstars to champion wellness initiatives and motivate their colleagues.
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My Benefits Manager Told Me, You Better ‘SHOP’ Around

July 22, 2013
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How the small-business health exchanges, called Small Business Health Options Program, also known as ‘SHOP,’ perform may provide large employers a glimpse of what’s to come.
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Employers Get a Little Breathing Room With Postponement of Employer Mandate

July 3, 2013
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A lack of guidance from the federal agencies responsible for implementing health care reform has been a chief complaint among employers.
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Age Becoming an Issue With Health Care Benefits, Study Shows

July 3, 2013
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Employers review their coverage options as they note younger workers are opting out of health plans while the number of older employees climbs.
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Mercer Offers Tips on Prepping for the Affordable Care Act

June 3, 2013
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Consultants offer the top 10 ways employers can prioritize and manage the impending Affordable Care Act requirements starting immediately.
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