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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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Business Group Pushes for Health Prices

February 4, 2013
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With more employees enrolling in high-deductible health plans, a nonprofit business group endeavors to pull back the curtain on health costs. In a statement, the Catalyst for Payment Reform pushes for not only more information but also better cost-calculating tools for consumers.
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Whirlpool Adds On-site Health Teams to Tackle Presenteeism

November 8, 2012
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One organization's data shows that health-related productivity losses cost U.S. employers $227 billion annually. Whirlpool officials are striving to reduce one component, called presenteeism, by providing employees with better mental and physical support at the work site.
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Is Choosing a Defined Contribution in Health Care Taking the Radical Route?

September 28, 2012
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The option, which gives employees more autonomy, could revolutionize employer-provided health benefits, proponents say.
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Consultancies Are Eager to Enter Private Health Exchanges

September 18, 2012
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For employers, an exchange ideally will expand health benefits choice for workers while holding down their health costs, advocates for the concept say.
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Ohio State University Takes a Stand Against Sitting for Too Long

August 9, 2012
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Researchers have long advised that workers shouldn't sit too much because they say the inactivity can be a factor in such conditions as heart disease and cancer. The university is acting on the issue: Officials encourage standing at meetings, communicating face-to-face instead of by email and more.
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Is Patient Health Taking a Hit Under High-Deductible Plans?

August 1, 2012
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High-deductible health plans have been touted as a savvy behavioral tool to motivate enrollees to more closely scrutinize the price tag of imaging tests, brand-name drugs and more. But at what point does the hefty deductible discourage employees and their families from getting potential health problems checked out or treated?
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Employers Play Key Role in Educating Workers on Health Plan Choices

August 1, 2012
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'People who were confused about what was covered [outside of the deductible] were more likely to cut back on care,' one researcher says.
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Wellness Isn't Such a Foreign Concept to American Express Employees Overseas

May 16, 2012
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The New York-based financial-services company has taken on such issues as food safety and prenatal care as part of a broader global wellness effort it launched in 2009.
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Going Mobile: On-Site Clinics Hit the Road for Employee Health Screenings

April 6, 2012
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Mobile clinics, a relatively new phenomenon, offer an alternative for employers who might not otherwise be able to reach geographically scattered workers.
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