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Home in the Range: Health Care Retirement Costs as Much as a House

June 3, 2014
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A recent study indicated that 48 percent of respondents believe they will need $50,000 to pay for individual health care costs in retirement, but the true cost is estimated at four times that amount.
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Interview With Dr. Elizabeth Klodas: Nutrition in a Nutshell

June 2, 2014
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About half of large employers offer wellness programs hoping to reduce health care costs and improve worker health. Yet results are a mixed bag.


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Wellness: The Next Frontier

June 2, 2014
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There’s no “one-size-fits-all” wellness program for all employers. Sure, this week it’s watch your fat intake and don’t smoke, but those aphorisms do not a wellness program make.
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Health Exchange Rate Begins to Grow

May 7, 2014
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The big potential growth of private health exchanges has lured other major benefits consulting firms into the market.
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Companies on Affordable Care Act: Don’t Let Me See Your ‘Sledgehammer’

May 5, 2014
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Let there be no doubt about it, as Affordable Care Act compliance draws near, organizations without ACA systems in place could be on the hook for costly penalties.
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Special Report: The Shift From Specialization

April 10, 2014
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As the consumer changes from employer to employee, there’s a renewed interest in one health care vendor that does everything.
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Here Comes the Bride ... There Go the Spousal Health Benefits

April 9, 2014
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Forcing spouses onto their own employer’s plan creates challenges for families as they cope with the logistics and coverage differences.
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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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Take Care to Communicate Health Care Costs

March 10, 2014
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More employees are asking for personal guidance in choosing their benefits than ever before.
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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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