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Articles by Lisa Beyer

Top Performers Look for a Little Love Outside of Pay

May 1, 2011
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Rewarding employees goes beyond pay and benefits, especially in a tight economy where pay raises are still averaging 3 percent. ‘Rewarder’ companies, which are repairing cultures and striving to enhance cooperation at all levels, are outpacing their competition when it comes to engaging the workforce.
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Straight Talk and Patience Are Key When Discussing HSAs With Workers

April 18, 2011
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As the cost of health care continues to rise, more employers are introducing high-deductible plans with HSAs as a funding option to enhance smart consumerism among employees. Some have even transitioned to these plans as the sole health plan choice and are finding that employees appreciate the long-term benefits, as well.
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Attendance Policies Come Into Question After FMLA Ruling

March 31, 2011
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Trying to be flexible when working with employees requesting leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act may put employers at risk for unscheduled absences and even lawsuits, especially with intermittent leave situations.
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Employers, PBMs Changing the Game on Pharmacy Benefits Delivery

March 14, 2011
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In the face of pending health care reform, pharmacy benefits managers and plan sponsors are taking a nonlegislative approach to delivering prescription medications at a lower cost, while working to boost compliance among patients, especially those with chronic conditions. As more generics enter the marketplace, more opportunities exist for cost cutting and more informed consumerism.
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Companies Search for Savings on Health Bills

February 14, 2011
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Because of recent higher medical claim costs, an aging population and changes brought about by health care reform, employers are using a variety of strategies and programs to contain costs for themselves and their employees.
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Employers Turn to Creative Strategies to Reward Employees

January 28, 2011
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As salaries slowly stabilize, employers are still seeking creative methods for rewarding employees. Noncash compensation and variable pay programs are on the rise and may be part of a new model for attracting and retaining employees.
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