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Helen Darling to Retire from National Business Group on Health Next Year

December 10, 2013
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Darling will retire at the end of April 2014 after 12 years as president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit employer coalition.
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Workforce Presents the 2013 Optimas Gold and Silver Winners

December 9, 2013
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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Optimas Awards for exemplary achievements in workforce management.
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Dorrean: Optimas Silver Winner for Benefits

December 9, 2013
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For improving customer service with its work-life balance program, Dorrean is the winner of the silver Optimas Award for Benefits.
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TharpeRobbins: Optimas Gold Winner for Benefits

December 9, 2013
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For transforming the way employees are rewarded and recognized, TharpeRobbins is the 2013 Optimas Award winner for Benefits.
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Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County: Optimas Winner for General Excellence

December 9, 2013
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For its workforce initiative, which demonstrates excellence in several winning categories, including Business Impact, Corporate Citizenship, Innovation, Managing Change and Training, Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County is the 2013 Optimas Award winner for General Excellence.
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Affordable Care Act Accelerates Decline of Retiree Health Benefits

November 13, 2013
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One expert says that while retiree health benefits for new hires are becoming a thing of the past, longtime retirees are not likely to see any changes to their coverage.
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Interview With John Boudreau: Analyze This — and That and That

November 10, 2013
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A USC professor, John Boudreau has written books on the business impact of HR and the use of HR analytics. Workforce spoke with him about the state of talent management.
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Electronic Cigarettes Strike Up Controversy Among Employers

October 25, 2013
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The e-cigarette is not regulated but has come under increased scrutiny from doctors and scientists.
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Tips for Negotiating a PBM Contract

October 14, 2013
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Understanding pharmacy benefit manager contracts can be a challenge. Here are some tips to help employers cut through PBM terminology and mechanics.
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The Pill Game

October 10, 2013
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PBMs are the unknown middlemen who help lower drug prices, but the industry is dogged by criticism, including lack of transparency.
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