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Articles by Rita Pyrillis

Democrats and Republicans Agree—Workplace Flexibility Key to Job Satisfaction

October 25, 2012
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Congressional staff members and 25 members of Congress participated in a SHRM survey, which found that 55 percent feel that ‘flexibility to balance work and life issues’ is very important, but only 26 percent are very satisfied with the flexibility in their own workplace.
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Benefit Tech Tools Aim to Turn Employees Into Smart Shoppers

October 19, 2012
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Health care consumerism—a movement to empower employees with information to help them choose plans, providers and treatments—is giving rise to online decision-support tools that assess the best benefit plan for their needs.
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Employers Developing Reliance on Direct Primary Care Providers Like Qliance

September 23, 2012
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Health care reform is opening the door to companies like Washington state's Qliance, which offers unlimited access to primary care for a monthly fee.
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It's Not All Coffee and Computers as Health Care Innovation Thrives in Washington State

September 23, 2012
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The medical-homes concept, direct primary care firms and a university that produces some of the nation's best physicians help bolster Washington's position as a health care leader.
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SHRM Names Six as New Board Members

September 18, 2012
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Dissident SHRM Members for Transparency write-in candidates are shut out as the board taps executives from Sirius XM, Yahoo and Burger King.
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Employers Should Ignore the Rhetoric and Focus on the Reality of Health Care Reform, Experts Say

September 6, 2012
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With the presidency and 33 Senate seats up for grabs in 2012, how the battle over health care reform will play out is anyone's guess, but employers are watching the tussle closer than most.
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Health Care: A Real Fixer-Upper

August 30, 2012
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Employers are helping to rebuild the health care system with a do-it-yourself approach that takes picking the right tool. The new options include value-based design, workplace clinics and direct primary care.
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Rochester Business Alliance Fosters the Links for Health Care

August 30, 2012
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The Rochester Business Alliance Health Care Initiative brings together business and community leaders to find ways to improve the health care system and patient outcomes.
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Direct Primary Care: Medicine for the Masses or an Unused Gym Membership?

August 17, 2012
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For less than $100 a month, direct primary care provides patients with unlimited doctor's visits for routine services. Critics question the plan's economic viability for healthy patients paying a monthly fee for services they don't always use.
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Employers Are Caught Up in the Five Stages of Health Care Reform Ruling

July 20, 2012
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While many employers have achieved acceptance, a new survey shows they do not have a strategy for complying with the law's 2014 provisions. One 'sleeper' issue: Medicaid expansion.
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