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Articles by Jeremy Smerd

TOOL Investing in Maternal and Child Health

July 1, 2008
The special health care needs of children and mothers—and the associated costs—often go overlooked by employers, leading to stress for employees and lost productivity, according to health benefits experts. They have published a ‘tool kit’ aimed at helping employers better tailor their health benefits to address those costs.
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TOOL Investing in Maternal and Child Health

June 27, 2008
The special health care needs of children and mothers—and the associated costs—often go overlooked by employers, leading to stress for employees and lost productivity, according to health benefits experts. They have published a ‘tool kit’ aimed at helping employers better tailor their health benefits to address those costs.
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Cleaning Up the Eligibility Rolls

March 11, 2008
A school district in Cleveland saved more than $2 million in two steps: First, it identified ineligible dependents and removed them from the district’s health care rolls. Then, the district clamped down with a new policy that required spouses to use their own employer’s health care coverage.
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Filling the Gaps in a Porous Medical System

January 8, 2008
After some initial resistance, the employees of Hess Print Solutions, which hired a patient advocacy company to help improve care and reduce cost, embraced the idea of getting help in negotiating a health care maze that can be full of dead ends. But, as the company learned, advocacy can’t resolve every health issue.
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