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Articles by Rita Pyrillis

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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Mike Losey Interview: Letting Loose on State of HR

June 28, 2012
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As part of our 90th anniversary, Workforce Management is talking to some of the people and organizations that helped influence today's workplace. In this installment, Workforce Management senior writer Rita Pyrillis talks with former SHRM president and CEO Mike Losey on the evolution of the Society for Human Resource Management and of human resources in general.
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Lack of Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Reform Keeps Experts Guessing

June 26, 2012
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Speakers at overflow sessions of the Society for Human Resource Management's 64th annual conference detail the likely scenarios that could occur when the justices rule late this week.
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SHRM Transparency Group Reveals Strategy to Run for SHRM Board Positions

June 25, 2012
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The transparency group has met twice with association leaders since last year’s conference in Las Vegas, but after the second meeting in March, SHRM leaders decided to discontinue the meetings, according to Kate Herbst, a transparency group member and now a board candidate.
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Picking a PBM for 2013

June 11, 2012
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Pharmacy benefit managers are third-party vendors that process prescriptions and are the middlemen between employers, pharmacies and drug manufacturers.
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Health Care Reform Takes Center Stage at SHRM Event

June 8, 2012
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Typically, SHRM's conference agenda reflects the economic, political and other realities of the workplace, and this year is no different. Several sessions are scheduled on the topics of health care reform, social media, aging workers and domestic partner benefits.
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Selena Rezvani Interview: It's a Woman's World, Too

May 24, 2012
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As part of our 90th anniversary, Workforce Management is talking to some of the people and organizations that helped influence today's workplace. In this installment, Workforce Management senior writer Rita Pyrillis talks with Selena Rezvani, an author, speaker and consultant, on the small number of women in the C-suite, and what companies—and women—can do to change that.
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Self-Thought: Companies Ponder Bringing Insurance In-House

April 3, 2012
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The most significant advantage that self-funded plans offer to employers is access to medical claims data, something insurance companies typically do not share with employers, says George Pantos, executive director of the Healthcare Performance Management Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.
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