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Sinking Your Teeth Into Dental Benefits

April 8, 2014
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According to one dental benefits carrier, only 30 to 40 percent of employees use the benefits in their dental preferred provider organization network.
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Chaplains Answer Workers’ Prayers for Guidance

March 11, 2014
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While employee assistance programs help connect workers with spiritual counselors, some companies see value in a corporate chaplain.


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Medical Mythbusters Crack Back on Health Care Costs

August 14, 2013
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Bevy of so-called solutions to curbing costs are caught in the crossfire as authors debunk such fixes as wellness plans and predictive modeling formulas.


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The Hot List 2013: The Ever-Expanding Role of the EAP

June 5, 2013
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Paired and offered with other employee benefits like heath care, employee assistance program providers now tackle everything from more traditional employee issues such as substance abuse and psychological ailments to financial duress, wellness and overall employee stress.
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Mercer Launches U.S. Pension Buyout Index

February 27, 2013
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Mercer has launched a U.S. Pension Buyout Index to help employers who are considering shifting retiree benefits responsibilities to premium insurers.
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Verizon Buys Group Annuity and Sheds $7.5 Billion in Pension Liabilities

October 23, 2012
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New York-based Verizon became the second major employer in recent months to announce such a pension plan risk-reduction strategy.
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Consultant Imagines Health Plan That May Cut Corporate Costs

February 22, 2012
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Each participating company would pitch in to implement and maintain the network, with the cost likely to be based on a subscription model, including the number of participating employees and retirees and how much their medical care costs.
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The Hot List: 2012 Group Life Insurers

February 16, 2012
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Plan Sponsors Plot Their ‘De-Risking' of Defined Benefits

January 26, 2012
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According to a December 2011 study by Mercer and CFO Research Services, 59 percent of 192 senior-level financial executives surveyed say their defined benefit pension plan poses at least a moderate risk to their companies' short-term financial performance. High plan liabilities coupled with a weak market are causing plan sponsors to explore new strategies for protecting assets.
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The Hot List: 2011 401(k) Plan Administrators

September 21, 2011
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Listed in alphabetical order. Published September 2011.
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