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Cancer Poses a Growing Challenge to Employers

February 14, 2013
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Care for cancer patients costs employers an estimated $264 billion a year in health care costs and lost productivity, although cancer strikes just 1.6 percent of the workforce.
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Valuing Value: California Mines New Health Coverage Plan Concepts

January 18, 2013
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SeeChange Health and Blue Shield of California are two San Francisco insurance companies that are stepping up efforts to market value-based insurance design plans to large employers.
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Specialty Drugs and the Cost Conundrum

January 3, 2013
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Steep prices of specialty drugs—such as Humira or Enbrel, which can cost more than $14,000 annually—are prompting employers to focus on managing the expense. But the question is how. “There are lots of cogs in this wheel and that complicates the management of these drugs,” says Cheryl Larson, vice president of the Midwest Business Group on Health.
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Interview With Ford's Felicia Fields: Shifting Out of Reverse

November 30, 2012
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As part of our 90th anniversary, Workforce is talking to some of the people and organizations that helped influence today's workplace. In this installment, Workforce senior writer Rita Pyrillis talks to Ford Motor Co.'s Felicia Fields about the company's turnaround since CEO Alan Mulally took over in 2006.
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2012 Game Changer: Mark Newman

November 29, 2012
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Founder and chief innovation officer, HireVue Inc., South Jordan, Utah
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2012 Game Changer: Kristen Neubert

November 29, 2012
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Manager, recruiting strategy and innovation, DaVita Inc., Denver
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2012 Game Changer: Julie Hoff

November 29, 2012
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Senior director of HR strategy, planning and communications, Express Scripts Holding Co., St. Louis
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2012 Game Changer: Danielle Dorter

November 29, 2012
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Human resources director, ID Media Inc., New York
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2012 Game Changer: Tia Benjamin

November 29, 2012
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Director, North America & global software talent acquisition, Pitney Bowes Inc., Stamford, Connecticut
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Obamacare Carries On … What's Next?

November 20, 2012
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Leaving legal and political hurdles behind, employers still worry there's no clear-cut path to health care reform.
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