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Vision Plans Increasingly Sharing Data to Help Employees With Chronic Conditions

March 14, 2013
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A study conducted in 2011 indicated that 2.4 million people were identified as having a chronic disease after having a routine eye exam. Employers offering vision benefits saved $4.5 billion in health care costs because of early detection, according to the study conducted by the Human Capital Management Services Group, a consulting firm for VSP.
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Rolling Out Dough May Motivate Employees to Drop Pounds, Study Shows

March 12, 2013
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By providing financial incentives, employers may be able to motivate employees to stick with weight-loss programs, according to a recent Mayo Clinic study. Twice as many individuals were able to achieve a total weight-loss goal when offered a monetary reward than individuals who were offered nothing, according to the study.
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Majority of Employers Want to Improve Health Care Plan Efficiency, Reduce Costs: Survey

March 12, 2013
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Most employers plan to find ways to improve the efficiency of their health care plans rather than shift employees and retirees to insurance exchanges, according to a recent Towers Watson & Co. survey.
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The CYA Report: Cancer and Careers

March 11, 2013
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The CYA Report podcast is a partnership between Workforce and Fistful of Talent. In this edition, Workforce Senior Writer Rita Pyrillis discusses her March cover story on how companies can support cancer Survivors in the workplace while managing costs. Listen to the podcast below.
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Careers & Cancer

March 5, 2013
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Most Employers Plan to Continue Offering Health Care Plans

March 1, 2013
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An overwhelming majority of midsized and large companies plan to continue offering employees health care plans, rather than pay the high price of penalties and other financial costs.
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'Global Nomads' Finding There's No Place Like Home for Benefits

March 1, 2013
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The upturn in so-called 'global nomads'—those who move from country to country on long-term assignments—has focused more attention on their medical and retirement benefits.
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Getting Workers the Help They Need

February 28, 2013
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About half of the U.S. population will experience a traumatic event, and though a far smaller percentage will develop PTSD as a result, services are usually available to employees who experience trauma.
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How Companies Can Support Cancer Survivors in the Workplace—and Manage Costs

February 27, 2013
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No one likes to talk about cancer, but it is not the taboo workplace subject it was in years past. In fact, progressive companies are supporting workers who have cancer like never before.
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