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Memphis Opens Health Clinic for City Employees, Retirees, Dependents

August 16, 2012
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The clinic offers diagnostic services and non-emergency care for a range of conditions, including sinus, urinary tract and upper respiratory infections, cold and flu symptoms, muscle sprains and minor cuts and burns.
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Former Wells Fargo Employee Says Company Fired Him Over Daughter's Cancer Costs

August 15, 2012
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According to a lawsuit filed Aug. 2 in a Florida 15th Judicial Circuit Court in Palm Beach, Wells Fargo fired Yovany Gonzalez in August 2010—three days before his daughter Mackenzie was scheduled for surgery to remove a cancerous tumor—based on allegations that he had falsified his time records.
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More Companies Linking Rewards, Penalties to Wellness Program Results

August 9, 2012
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Fifty-eight percent of employers offering wellness incentives pegged rewards to completion of lifestyle modification programs such as weight loss, smoking cessation and physical fitness.
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Trucking Company Settles EEOC Racial Discrimination Lawsuit for $120,000

August 7, 2012
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A defunct trucking company hired 38 white dock workers at its Newton, North Carolina facility in April 2011, purposefully overlooking six equally qualified African-American applicants for the positions on the basis of their race.
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N.Y. Universities to Test Self-Funding of Student Health Insurance

August 1, 2012
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Allowing schools to self-insure their student plans, officials said, should reduce the expenses incurred by students while allowing schools to maintain adequate coverage.
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On-Site Wellness Programs See Growth, Gain Support of Senior Executives

July 31, 2012
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For a majority of employers, the lack of ROI data has not stemmed incremental expansions in the types of services offered at the on-site centers.
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Prudential Group Insurance to Wind Down Group Long-Term Care Business

July 19, 2012
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Existing policies will remain in effect and renewable, provided an employer's premiums are paid on time and its policy limits are not exhausted.
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Multistate Attempt to Block Health Care Reform Contraception Provisions Rejected

July 18, 2012
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Nebraska U.S. District Judge Warren Urbom dismissed the lawsuit, declaring that none of the plaintiffs' arguments had sufficiently demonstrated the level of plausible direct impact needed to establish standing to challenge the requirement.
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Seasonal Firefighters to Become Eligible for Federal Employee Health Benefits Program

July 18, 2012
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President Barack Obama was motivated to order several federal agencies to change those policies by a recent visit to Colorado, where wildfires have burned hundreds of thousands of acres and destroyed dozens of homes.
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Arizona Officials Look to Repeal Domestic Partnership Benefits

July 11, 2012
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The law in question, enacted in August 2009, sought to eliminate health care, dental, life, disability and retirement benefits for couples in domestic partnerships, including same-sex couples, by actively applying the state's definition of marriage—which it treats as a union only between a man and woman.
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