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Some Lobby for Flu Shots, Others Just Go to Their Lobby

October 3, 2013
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The flu can have a tremendous effect on the workplace and the economy.
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The Pulse on Health Care Pricing

September 11, 2013
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With prices of medical procedures fluctuating wildly, companies are putting costs under the microscope
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Rising Health Care Costs to Pinch Employees

October 9, 2012
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The average cost to insure an employee is projected to jump to $11,283 in 2013, from $10,616 this year, according to the report by the unit of London-based Aon Corp.
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Consumer-Driven Health Plans Pass HMOs in Popularity of Plans Offered: Survey

September 17, 2012
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Fifty-eight percent of more than 1,800 employers surveyed by Aon Hewitt offered some type of CDHP in 2011, while 38 percent offered HMOs, 15 percent offered point-of-service plans, 12 percent offered exclusive provider organization plans and 5 percent offered indemnity plans.
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Is Patient Health Taking a Hit Under High-Deductible Plans?

August 1, 2012
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High-deductible health plans have been touted as a savvy behavioral tool to motivate enrollees to more closely scrutinize the price tag of imaging tests, brand-name drugs and more. But at what point does the hefty deductible discourage employees and their families from getting potential health problems checked out or treated?
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Health Savings Account Enrollment Surges 18 Percent

May 30, 2012
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The key factor driving HSA growth is that premiums for high-deductible health insurance plans, which the law requires be linked to HSAs, tend to be lower than more traditional health plans, according to numerous surveys.
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Insurer Goes After Surgery Centers for Out-of-Network Charges

May 1, 2012
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Employers are addressing the practice in part by looking at their benefit design and increasing deductibles and lowering out-of-pocket maximums so workers must pay a larger share for going out of network.
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Fidelity: Enrollment in Health Savings Accounts Surges

April 12, 2012
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Fidelity said April 11 that the number of health savings accounts it administered in 2011 jumped to 119,000, up 61 percent compared with 74,000 in 2010, its greatest annual increase.
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Consumerism Coming to Companies' Health Care Plans

March 13, 2012
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Large employers at the annual National Business Group on Health conference held last week grappled with uncertainty around health care, but one thing was clear: Employees will be asked to do more to keep costs down by staying healthy and becoming savvier consumers.
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Employer's Guide to Health Reform: How to Shop for Insurance in a Changing Landscape

January 23, 2012
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The Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010 and being rolled out in stages, is designed to ease health care cost pressures. Still, skeptics abound, and a pending ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court over a key provision of the law—whether the government can require Americans to buy insurance—only adds to the confusion for small-business owners shopping for coverage.
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