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Data Holds Plan Design, Wellness Answers

November 23, 2014
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The analysis of claims data provides the greatest ability for an employer to have an effect on health care costs and employee health.


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‘Vaping’ Decision Up in the Air, but Some Fuming About Potential e-Cigarette Regulation

October 29, 2014
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As the popularity of e-cigarettes continues to grow, there’s still no definitive ruling on the safety and proper regulation of the tobacco-free alternative. It’s up to employers to fill in the gaps.


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Private Exchanges Reflect Demand for Voluntary Benefits

October 28, 2014
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Supplemental health products, like hospital indemnity and critical insurance plans, have been growing in popularity as out-of-pocket medical costs increase for many employees. 


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Employers: 'No Sale' on Private Exchanges

October 27, 2014
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Employers can use the ACA as a framework to communicate the value of their plans in a positive light. 


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Wearing Your Health on Your Sleeve

August 19, 2014
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Wearable technologies and fitness applications are flooding the consumer market, but the jump to the corporate sphere has many concerned about employee privacy. 


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Worker Wellness Wishes Revealed

August 4, 2014
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Virgin Pulse-Workforce survey finds smoking cessation tops the list of most popular wellness programs with physical activity the leading wellness demand.


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Ammunition for Immunization

August 3, 2014
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This month is National Immunization Awareness Month, and employers committed to employee health and wellness should feel compelled to participate given recent statistics around immunization and illness. 


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A Prescription to Stop Bullying

July 18, 2014
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Leaders must explicitly communicate that uncivil, abusive behavior is thwarting their institutional objectives.


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Wellness Investments Rise but Results Remain in Question

June 25, 2014
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More employers are deploying wellness programs but implementation and effectiveness remain elusive.


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Wellness Programs Should Offer Alternative to Exercise

March 4, 2014
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If unhealthy employees are bad for business, then I think it’s fair to argue an executive who plays ‘body police’ and essentially bullies employees into participating in a wellness program is bad for business, too.


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