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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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Work, Cancer and Us

February 27, 2013
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'If you don't know someone who has been afflicted by cancer, chances are good that your colleague does.'
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FMLA Can Be Used as a Warning System to Prevent Costly Absences: Survey

February 26, 2013
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Employers may be able to use the Family and Medical Leave Act as an early warning system to prevent or minimize costs associated with disability absences. According to a recent report, paying attention to FMLA claims gives employers the chance to connect employees with employee assistance programs and other existing health benefits.
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Caring for Workers Who Care for Mom

February 21, 2013
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There are nearly 10 million adult children over 50 who are responsible for an aging parent, and that is costing companies up to $34 billion a year due to absenteeism and other issues affecting productivity.
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New-Look Health Risk Assessments Employ a Social Strategy

February 20, 2013
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One company is enticing insurers by blending the traditional HRA with social networking, mobile technology, games and behavioral psychology.
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Majority of Employers Hope to Avoid Health Care Reform Compliance Costs: Survey

February 15, 2013
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A survey released by Willis Group Holdings shows a majority of employers say avoiding costs increases brought on by health care reform is very important to their business. Nearly two-thirds of employers who have calculated cost compliance say the law has led to increases, according to the survey.
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